Mortar Pulled From the River Gipping in Ipswich

Rail services were delayed after magnet fishermen pulled a mortar bomb from the River Gipping adjacent to the mainline railway in Ipswich. Police put in place safety cordons as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team attended.

The mortar was determined to be inert by the EOD team and it was removed for disposal.  The incident is just the latest in a series of similar discoveries as a result of magnet fishing on Britain’s waterways.