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Thursday, 21 June 2012

Sheffield landlady had bomb in her pub for three weeks

A PUB landlady left a strange piece of metal near her cooker for three weeks - before discovering it was an unexploded wartime bomb.

Denise Kilner’s pub in Sheffield had to be sealed off and evacuated by Army bomb disposal officers.

She found the nine-inch tube - which she thought was an old battery - and took it back to the Cross Scythes in Norton Lees after starting metal detecting as a hobby.

But when her daughter’s boyfriend Mark Deakin, a former soldier, spotted the object he identified it as a potentially dangerous bomb.

Denise, aged 51, said: “When Mark told me it was a bomb I had had it on the side near the cooker for three weeks!

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