Rail services are suspended on Great Western Railway between Worcester Shrub Hill and Oxford, and between Worcester Shrub Hill and Gloucester due to the discovery.

Police issue statement following discovery of WW2 bomb

There were train delays in place across parts of the region this morning after an un-exploded WW2 bomb was found near the railway in Worcestershire. Police have confirmed the device is to be destroyed in a controlled explosion.

“We were called just after 9am this morning to reports that Network Rail workers had found an object, believed to be an unexploded historic mortar bomb, in a field near to Brockhill Lane and the old Norton Barracks in Norton, Worcestershire. The area has been cordoned off and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) is currently in attendance. A controlled explosion is due to take place at 11.30am.”

– West Mercia Police, West Midlands

Unexploded bomb discovered in Worcestershire

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Credit: British Transport Police

There are train delays in place across parts of the region after an un-exploded WW2 bomb was found near the railway in Worcestershire. Services are suspended on Great Western Railway between Worcester Shrub Hill and Oxford, and between Worcester Shrub Hill and Gloucester

– ITV News