Bomb discovered on hunt farm

22 August 2000

Bomb discovered on hunt farm

By FWi staff

A BOMB with a killing range of 500 yards has been discovered on a farm in what police believe may have been an abortive attempt to attack a foxhunt.

The bomb was placed on a wall in a field in Syreford, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire on Sunday (20 August), reports The Times.

It consisted of a plastic bottle filled with explosive liquid, 500 metal nuts and an electronic timer. The timer had failed to detonate the bomb.

The farm is used by the Cotswold Hunt, and dogs were due to be exercised there at the weekend.

Officers are also investigating the possibility that it was planted to test its power.

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