WW1 Torpedo Destroyed

AN unexploded torpedo was found off the coast of Sunderland on Wednesday.

Speaking after the find on June 29, a Northumbria Police spokesman said: “At 2.53pm today we received a report that an unexploded World War One torpedo had been found in wreckage in the sea just off Roker Pier.”

The Navy attended, identified the device and will carry out a controlled explosion of the torpedo this morning.

“This will be done at around 9am,” said the spokeswoman.

“Residents may hear the noise of the explosion when it is carried out, but other than the sound there will be no impact to the public.”

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