Training Mortar Found in Hyde Park Serpentine

Part of Hyde Park was closed off after the discovery of a suspected ‘ordnance device’ partially submerged in the Serpentine.  The device was found during maintenance works for a statue.

An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team attended the scene and confirmed that the device was an inert practice mortar, possibly associated with Home Guard training during WWII.

See: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/unexploded-ww2-bomb-found-in-serpentine-in-hyde-park-a3992316.html