Unexploded bomb blown up by Navy

An unexploded bomb found in waters off the coast of Essex was blown up by experts from the Royal Navy today.The bomb was found yesterday at around 6pm around four miles out to sea from Burnham-on-Crouch by the crew of a small fishing boat who lowered it to the seabed and left a marker buoy for ordinance teams to find.

An unexploded bomb found in waters off the coast of Essex was blown up by experts from the Royal Navy today.

The bomb was found yesterday at around 6pm around four miles out to sea from Burnham-on-Crouch by the crew of a small fishing boat who lowered it to the seabed and left a marker buoy for ordinance teams to find.

At 11.38am today, after a diver from a Royal Navy explosive ordinance disposal team had fixed a detonator to the bomb, it was successfully destroyed.

“There were no problems and no casualties, except perhaps for some dead fish,” a spokesman for Thames Coastguard said.

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