Second world war bomb detonated after being found by Guernsey diver

The Royal Navy and Guernsey Harbours helped to detonate the bomb. Credit: Guernsey Police

A German bomb dating back to the Second World War has been detonated off the coast of Guernsey after being found by a local diver.

The ordnance is believed to have been a SC500 bomb, dropped from a plane during the conflict.

Guernsey Police were assisted by Guernsey Harbours and the Royal Navy in the detonation at 10:15am on Thursday 27 July.

The area around the bomb was cleared before the explosion, and boat owners were contacted in advance.

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