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Police divers find suspected WWII bomb in Bath

Divers have found what may be an unexploded bomb on the bed of the River Avon in Bath.

The mystery object was spotted in the river by Environment Agency workers who had been scanning the riverbed near Argos, by the junction of Upper Bristol Road and Midland Road.

Photos are being taken of the object by police divers. The bomb squad will then examine the images to decide if they are a bomb and act accordingly.

Avon and Somerset police officers are assisting at the scene.

No roads have been closed while the investigation takes place

Man who died in river named as Christopher Taylor

Christopher's body was found in the River Avon on Thursday. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Police have named a young man who died in the River Avon in Bath as Christopher Taylor.

The 21 year old was a chemistry student at the University of Bath. His body was found on Thursday after cries for help had been heard early that morning.


Large-scale search underway

Emergency services have been scrambled to the River Avon in Bath after a man was heard calling for help in the water early this morning.

Police officers were able to speak with him when they first arrived but were unable to get him out.

Emergency services plus Avon and Somerset Search and Rescue volunteers are at the scene, at Pines Way in the Green Park area of the city.

An RAF Search and Rescue helicopter was also used but the crew were unable to locate him.

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