Bomber's journey to shore delayed

The remains of a crashed Dornier bomber on a barge near Deal. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The journey to shore of a Second World War bomber raised from the seabed off Kent has been delayed. The team that pulled the Dornier 17 out of the water near Deal yesterday is now trying to collect more wreckage before coming back to shore.

The Dornier Do 17 Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The aircraft was shot down off the Kent coast more than 70 years ago during the Battle of Britain. It's believed to be the only surviving Dornier Do 17.

The German bomber as it was lifted from the English Channel Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The operation was organised by the RAF Museum. After a two-year restoration project, the Dornier will go on display at the RAF Museum in Shropshire.