Guernsey

Bomb detonated on the island of Lihou

  • 21 February 2014
  • From the section Guernsey

A World War Two shell has been detonated after it was discovered on the island of Lihou.

The 75mm mortar was welded to a rock and police believe it may have been hidden by seaweed for decades.

Guernsey Police's bomb squad was alerted and the device was safely detonated below the high-water mark.

Insp Terry Coule said: "This type of ordnance is common on Lihou, as the area was used as a firing range by the German forces."

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