On Tuesday, construction workers discovered a bomb while doing excavation work for building a fish pond in Newleigh Close, Mandeville.
Superintendent Lloyd Darby, Head of the Manchester Police reported that members from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) were summoned at approximately 1:00 p.m. to the location that day. However, further assistance was sought from the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and the Bomb Unit to retrieve the explosive.
He further added that based on assumption, the bomb stems as far back as the World War II days in the 1930s.
Superintendent Darby declared that the bomb was safely detonated in Clarendon, therefore, residents should not be alarmed.