A magnet fisher has spoken of his shock after uncovering a World War Two mortar bomb from the murky depths of a Kings Langley canal.
Scott Ross was fishing by the side of the Grand Union Canal last month when he pulled out the bomb, and knew straightaway what it was.
He said: “Kings Langley is a good spot for magnet fishing and I have recovered many interesting items before including a rifle and a few safes.
“I was so shocked when I pulled a bomb out. When I realised what it was, I popped it to one side and carried on fishing for a bit. I then called the police and they closed the road off for about four hours. I was told the bomb might still be live.”
The discovery was caught on camera as Scott was filming for his YouTube channel at the time.
A specialist bomb disposal unit from the Ministry of Defence was deployed to remove the bomb to safety.
Scott added: “The bomb disposal team took it away, and I was told there was a live trigger in it. I’m not sure what happened to the bomb after that. It was an amazing find though.”
Picture courtesy of Scott Ross