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PHOTOS: Live WWI bomb found on South West farm

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3:53pm 11th October 2017
(Updated 3:53pm 11th October 2017)

An old WWI bomb has been found at a South West farm... and it was once used as a doorstop.

The bomb squad was called out to Ullacombe Farm Shop & Barn Cafe in Bovey Tracey.

The discovery was made in one of the farmhouse garden walls and was still live.

And bosses have revealed the object was used as a doorstep many years ago... oops!

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They posted on Facebook: "Just another average day at Ullacombe!

"WW1 bomb found in one of the farmhouse garden walls still live!

"All safely detonated now but apparently many years ago used as a doorstop in the farmhouse.

"Anybody who thinks that Ullacombe is just a quiet little cafe in the country.. couldn't be more wrong!!!"

Andy commented: "OK, so that explains the window-rattling boom we just heard... thought WW3 was about to kick-off!"

Suzanne said: "Wondered what was going on! Glad all safely sorted!"

And Michael posted: "The day went with a BANG then!!"

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3:53pm 11th October 2017

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