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Fishing boat nets 'torpedo' off the coast of Fife

The crew of a fishing trawler has found a suspected torpedo off the coast of Fife.

Forth Coastguard was alerted at about 16:00 on Friday after the vessel from Pittenweem caught the device in its nets about half a mile from Methil.

A team of navy divers was sent to the scene but was unable to reach it in deep waters. The divers are expected to try again on Monday.

The suspected explosive was marked and left on the sea bed.

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