Dorset

World War II sea mine destroyed off Weymouth

Bomb disposal experts have carried out a controlled explosion on a World War II mine off the Dorset coast.

The mine, which would have been dropped by air, was discovered about two miles outside Weymouth Harbour.

Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal divers from Portsmouth were called to deal with the mine which was destroyed at about 1100 GMT on Saturday.

Dorset Police Marine Section set up a cordon around the site and warned other vessels to keep clear.

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