Boy finds WWII bomb with metal detector he received for Christmas

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GAYWOOD, England — A boy in eastern England found a World War II bomb with a metal detector he received for Christmas, officials said.

Sonny Carter, 7, was using a metal detector while walking with his parents last week. The detector went off near the family’s home in Gaywood, Norfolk.

After digging up the object, the family brought it home and washed it off. The boy’s father, Jem Carter, quickly got concerned and called a friend who was a Royal Air Force armorer, who then told him to call the police.

A bomb disposal team determined the bomb was a British practice weapon used in WWII. The bomb still had its wiring in place but did not contain any explosives.

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