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RAF Mildenhall conducts controlled detonation

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A controlled detonation was conducted at RAF Mildenhall this afternoon.

The detonation at 4pm today was of unexploded munitions discovered during construction at the base.

A spokesman said a controlled detonation was 'the determined course of action to deem the area safe'.

Entrance to RAF Mildenhall.. (39876304)
Entrance to RAF Mildenhall.. (39876304)

He said: "RAF Mildenhall is committed to working together with our partners to ensure the safety of our people and the local community."