Kid gets metal detector for Christmas, ends up w bomb disposal squad
posted at 2:01 pm on December 31, 2012 by Mary Katharine Ham
Sonny Cater was exploring fields near his house when the National Geographic metal detector, worth £30, led him to a mud-caked metal capsule.
He took it home but his father Jem, 37, became suspicious as he washed it under a tap and contacted a relative who is a former RAF armourer.
The family were told to immediately call the police and a bomb disposal squad was dispatched to their home in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Experts identified the device as a 10lb British practice bomb from WWII and it was removed for safe disposal.
Yesterday his mother Tracey said that, despite the drama, the incident proved that Sonny’s Christmas present worked.