WW2 bomb found by scuba divers

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Media captionA controlled explosion was carried out at sea

Parts of a Devon seaside town were evacuated after a World War Two bomb was may be in the sea near the pier.

The explosive was discovered by a man and his nephew who were scuba diving in Teignmouth earlier.

Police evacuated seafront properties to allow a bomb disposal team to tow it out to ocean and destroy it in a controlled explosion.

Royal Navy divers from Devonport carried out a controlled explosion at sea on the 1,200 kg( 2,600 lb) device.

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Student James Cunningham, 19, who found the bomb with his uncle James Brown, said the pair had been looking for sea life.

Image copyright James Brown Image caption Diver James Cunningham posed for a photograph with the bomb saw off Teignmouth pier

“We go reasonably regularly and at first we thought it was a container.

“After taking a closer look I could see the pointy objective buried in the silt and see it was made of metal which induced us realise what it was.”

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