Wales; Army explodes suspected WWII device in Cwmbran woodland

A suspicious device, thought to be from World War Two, has been blown up by the army’s bomb disposal team in a controlled explosion in woodland.

Gwent Police said people may have heard “a loud bang” on Monday evening when the device was detonated in Craig-Y-Felin Woods in Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran.

But officers reassured locals there was “no reason to be alarmed” and there is “no risk to members of the community”.

Police had a call about the “suspicious item” at about 13:00 BST on Monday.

The army’s explosive ordnance disposal unit examined the device before carrying out a “controlled explosion” at about 20:00 on Monday.

“There is no risk posed to members of the community,” said a Gwent Police statement.

“No properties were required to be evacuated.”