Magnet Fishermen Pull Ordnance from the Thames at Oxford

A magnet fishing group has pulled at least 5No. suspected grenades and mortars from the River Thames in Oxford in recent days. This included a 9-year old boy who reportedly pulled out a WWI-era grenade, whilst a WWII spigot mortar has also been found.

It continues the trend of magnet fishermen pulling explosives from rivers and canals. Fortunately this has not yet led to a serious incident.