Harwich: WWII bomb found off coast

A ROYAL Navy bomb disposal team will return to Harwich tomorrow to inspect a World War II rocket fount buried in the mud.

The German V-2 rocket was spotted approximately 200 metres from the shore by a local sailing club on Wednesday afternoon.

It is thought that it has been sat in the mud for around 67 years.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said the area had been secured by a local Army bomb disposal team but because the rocket is below the water mark, the best experts to deal with it were within the Royal Navy.

Experts were at the scene today but will look at the rocket at low tide again tomorrow when they will try and find out how much more is buried and if it is still dangerous.

A small exclusion zone has been created within the sea to prevent boats hitting it.