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WW2 bomb found

PUBLISHED: 13:45 23 July 2009 | UPDATED: 10:53 23 August 2010

A FACTORY that produces sand and gravel was evacuated after a World War II bomb was found in material dredged from the sea bed. Workers at Lafarge Aggregates, at Johnsons Wharf, Crossways Boulevard, Greenhithe, discovered the unexploded shell at 9am on M

A FACTORY that produces sand and gravel was evacuated after a World War II bomb was found in material dredged from the sea bed.

Workers at Lafarge Aggregates, at Johnsons Wharf, Crossways Boulevard, Greenhithe, discovered the unexploded shell at 9am on Monday.

Andy Hodgson, a spokesperson for Lafarge Aggregates said: "In fact, it is not uncommon to have shells dug up as part of our marine dredging operation."

Kent Police evacuated the site and set up a 100m cordon. Bomb disposal experts were called to the scene and carried out a controlled explosion at 11.10am.

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