EXCLUSIVE PICTURES: Whittons firebomb scare
PUBLISHED: 17:32 19 August 2015 | UPDATED: 17:32 19 August 2015
Earlier today (Wednesday. August 19), the auction room had to be evacuated after auctioneer Edward Whitton uncovered a wartime mortar bomb.
Firebomb drama at Whittons
This is the moment bomb experts removed a potentially dangerous firebomb from Whittons Auctioneers in Honiton.
Earlier this morning the auction room had to be evacuated after auctioneer Edward Whitton uncovered a wartime mortar bomb.
Mr Whitton said he had ‘no idea’ that the bomb was in the sealed box, which was consigned in a large quantity of containers.
The auction house, on Dowell Street, was sealed off by police as they waited for the Royal Navy’s bomb disposal unit.