EXCLUSIVE PICTURES: Whittons firebomb scare

PUBLISHED: 17:32 19 August 2015 | UPDATED: 17:32 19 August 2015

Honiton bomb scare. Ref mhh 0306-34-15CL

Honiton bomb scare. Ref mhh 0306-34-15CL

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Earlier today (Wednesday. August 19), the auction room had to be evacuated after auctioneer Edward Whitton uncovered a wartime mortar bomb.

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.

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