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Unexploded World War II bomb found in Lough Foyle near Derry

An unexploded World War II bomb was found in Lough Foyle near Derry

AN unexploded World War II bomb found in Lough Foyle near Derry has been detonated.

The device was discovered in the waters close to Campsie.

Royal Navy clearance divers examined the bomb and a controlled explosion was carried out on Wednesday night.

Local businesses and travel companies were advised in advance that the explosion would be carried out.

A police spokesperson said: "Following the discovery of a World War 2 device in Lough Foyle, Royal Navy clearance divers attended the scene this evening and made the item safe by carrying out a controlled explosion under the water".

Lough Foyle was a major base for the Allies during the conflict.

It is understood the device was found close to the port of Lisahally where German U-boats surrendered during World War II.

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