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WWII hand grenade found by magnet fishing

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Over the weekend, another WWII hand grenade was found by a member of the public who had been magnet fishing - this time in the Trent and Mersey Canal in Burton, Derbyshire.

The discovery of unexploded ordnance, dating back to WWII, is becoming more common in the UK because of the magnet fishing craze. 

Bomb disposal engineers are often called out to dispose of items safely, which is a massive waste of resources.

After the latest find - a hand grenade - the Canal and Rivers Trust issued a warning for people who enjoy this pastime.  They have advised them to take more care when removing objects that have been submerged in water for a long time.

Items of WWII ordnance are so commonly discovered in this way - and they can be unstable having been submerged and undisturbed for so long.

Following the discovery of the grenade in Derbyshire, a cordon was put in place and the item was taken to a nearby field and destroyed via controlled explosion.

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