Article | Boy, 7, who was given metal detector for Christmas discovers World War Two ‘bomb’ in fields nearby

Published by Mail Online, written by Emma Reynolds & Neil Sears, Friday 28th December, 2012

When he was given a metal detector for Christmas, seven-year-old Sonny Carter hoped to find buried treasure.

He tried it out on Boxing Day – and within 15 minutes the machine began bleeping.

Sonny found a heavy metal object caked in mud, which he dug up and took home. But as his father Jem Carter, 37, rinsed it in the sink, he realised it looked like an unexploded bomb.

The family alerted police and a bomb disposal team raced to their home in King’s Lynn, Norfolk. They examined the 11.5lb device and said it was an RAF practice bomb from the Second World War – which luckily did not contain explosives.

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