A bomb dating back to the Second World War has tonight been blown up by military experts.
In a statement, Lancashire Police said officers were called to a house in Thornton yesterday evening, sparking a call to the bomb squad.
"Military bomb disposal experts decided it posed a potential threat and carried out a controlled explosion at 9.30pm, at Stannah Park on the mud flats," a spokesman said.
"This neutralised the threat."
The moment was captured on video by a police officer using a bench for cover.
See tomorrow's Gazette for the full story on where the bomb was originally found, who owned it and called in police, and why it was blown up.