Bomb disposal team called after fishermen trawl wartime mine off coast

The bomb squad was called to Teesside after a fishing vessel trawled a wartime mine off the coast of Hartlepool. A two-person crew of the fishing boat had trawled the explosive device and were five miles off the coast of the town. The Royal Navy bomb disposal experts were called out to meet the 13m boat shortly after 10.40pm last night. The squad had travelled down from Scotland to carry out the operation but were unable to launch their own boat and the Hartlepool RNLI was called in to assist.  >click to read< 11:30

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