Floyd star Gilmour flees home in bomb scare
Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour and his wife were forced to flee their home after an unexploded World War II incendiary device was unearthed nearby.
Their six-storey mansion in East Sussex is midway through extensive renovations, during which builders discovered a 150cm pipe-shaped device which caused alarm.
The area was evacuated and a Navy bomb disposal team were called in. They identified the German weapon and removed it safely. No one was injured.
Gilmour’s wife Polly said via Twitter: “They’ve found a bomb under our building site – we think it’s a bit of old pip but the Ministry of Defence are on their way.”
Later she added: “They’ve taken away our bomb. Incendiary – but missing the bit that makes it go bang.”
Last month more than 30 incendiary bombs were found by a metal-detectorist in a cave in East Yorkshire. In January the medal ceremony at the Winter Youth Olympics in Austria was disrupted after a British WWII bomb was discovered nearby.