Bomb squad warning over magnet fishing

Army bomb disposal teams are “regularly” being called out to incidents where magnet fishers have found artillery at the bottom of canals and river beds, the Ministry of Defence has told the BBC.

In some cases, live ammunition – such as grenades – has been found.

Magnet fishing is a growing pastime, with many people doing it to help to clean up bodies of water.

But the Canal and Rivers Trust called it “dangerous”.

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