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."