Controlled explosion after German bomb discovered off Browndown

Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have detonated a bomb off Browndown
Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have detonated a bomb off Browndown

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A Royal Navy bomb disposal team has blown up a German Second World War bomb after it was dredged up by fishermen.

A team of four from the Horsea Island-based Southern Diving Unit Two detonated the air-dropped bomb today at around 2.40pm in the waters off Browndown in Gosport.

It was found yesterday before by fishermen, who put it back over the side of their boat and marked its location before notifying the coastguard.

The bomb disposal team returned at low water to carry out the controlled explosion, which had no effect on shipping.