World War II bomb found in field (UK)

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A World War II bomb has been discovered during work to excavate a plane in a North Yorkshire field.

The 500lb explosive was found on farmland at Ebberston, off the A170, during the RAF-licensed project to excavate and restore a wartime plane.

An army bomb disposal unit attended and a 500m (1,640ft) cordon was set up.

The villages of Ebberston and Allerston will be evacuated while the bomb is detonated in a controlled explosion at 1500 BST on Tuesday.

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