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Bermondsey bomb: controlled explosion in North Kent

The World War II bomb that brought much of Bermondsey to a standstill for two days this week was destroyed by the Army in a controlled explosion in North Kent on Wednesday morning.

Residents of Cliffe on the Hoo Peninsula in North Kent were warned to expect a large bang when the device was blown up in a quarry.

Dartford Police had warned locals to expect an explosion at about 10pm on Tuesday night.

Local media then reported that the controlled explosion would happen at 8.30am on Wednesday, but it wasn't until 9am that the bomb was finally destroyed.

The bomb left Bermondsey at 6pm on Tuesday and was taken to Kent for disposal.

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