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Unexploded bomb found behind pub

An unexploded bomb has been found outside a pub in County Durham.

The piece of unexploded ordnance was discovered by a member of the public behind The Church Mouse pub in Chester-le-Street shortly after 12:00 GMT on Wednesday.

A cordon was in place for several hours during which an army bomb disposal unit was able to detonate the bomb in a controlled explosion.

The exclusion zone has since been lifted, police said.

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