WWII Shell Found in the River Thames at Abingdon

An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team has carried out a controlled explosion on a suspected WWII Anti-Aircraft (AA) shell found in the River Thames in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.  The shell was moved to a nearby field where it was destroyed.

Abingdon was not a strategically important town during WWII and had no dedicated AA defences of its own, although there were at least four Heavy AA batteries defending nearby Oxford.

See: http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/15429357.VIDEO__Bomb_squad_blows_up_WW2_shell/