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Windsor WW2 mortar shell detonated

Controlled explosion in Windsor Image copyright Thames valley police
Image caption The mortar shell dating from World War Two was destroyed in a controlled explosion

Bomb disposal experts have blown up a World War Two mortar shell discovered in a river in Windsor.

Police recovery teams and Royal Navy experts carried out the controlled explosion near the Victoria Bridge by King Edward VII Avenue at 12:40 BST.

PC Rupert Jones said: "This was a successful operation and we are very pleased with the outcome which caused minimal disruption to the public."

Roads and part of the Thames were cordoned off during the operation.

Image copyright Thames valley police
Image copyright Thames valley police
Image caption A Thames Valley Police specialist search team and Royal Navy bomb disposal experts were on the scene

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