Mersey World War II bomb detonated off Liverpool coast

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A World War II bomb discovered by a dredger in the River Mersey has been detonated off the coast in Liverpool Bay.

Bomb disposal experts were ferried to the site by the Hoylake lifeboat after the dredger company alerted the coastguard.

They made the bomb safe by lowering it to the sea bed and detonating it in an area that was clear of other vessels.

The bomb was discovered late on Sunday evening close to Liverpool's port.

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