Parachute mine ‘netted’ by boat off Weymouth Bay

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A controlled explosion is set to be carried out later on a live parachute mine accidentally caught in the nets of a fishing boat.

The vessel Cara Lee reported the find to coastguard officers as it approached Weymouth Bay in Dorset just before 14:00 BST on Saturday.

Experts from the Explosives Ordnance Disposal Unit attended the scene and safely lowered it onto the seabed.

Coastguard officers expect it to be safely detonated at about 13:00.

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