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Mortar bomb recovered from Windermere

Lake Windermere
The device was found on the bed of the lake

Army divers have recovered an old mortar bomb from a Cumbrian lake.

The device was found in about 9ft (3m) of water in the Bowness Bay area of Windermere by local divers on a night exercise on Thursday.

Police were alerted, and a royal engineers diving team from Cambridge attended the scene on Friday and brought it ashore.

They confirmed that the shell, which is believed to date back to World War II, was harmless.

It has now been taken away for safe disposal.

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