NAVY BOMB SQUAD TACKLE 'MORTAR' IN THAMES


Navy team on scene of mortar find


A Royal Navy bomb disposal team was called to the Thames at Windsor after the discovery of what was thought to be an unexploded World War II mortar.

The discovery was close to the grounds of Windsor Castle near Victoria Bridge and about a quarter of a mile from the castle itself.

The river was closed to all boats as the team and Thames Valley Police divers launched an operation to recover the device.

A Thames Valley Police spokesperson said the mortar was found during a “routine search” of the river. A controlled explosion was being carried out once the device was recovered from the Thames.

An Environment Agency spokesman said it was assisting by closing the river to traffic on a stretch from Windsor to Datchet.


Later the device was recovered from the river, destroyed in a controlled explosion and the river was reopened..
Story dated October 3rd 2014

 
     
 
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