South West Wales

WWII sea mine detonated off Skomer Island

Royal Navy explosive experts
Image caption The device was towed to deep water and blown-up

Royal Navy explosive experts have successfully destroyed a World War II sea mine discovered off the Pembrokeshire coast.

The device found off Skomer Island was towed out to deeper water before being blown-up.

It was discovered by divers earlier this month but attempts to destroy it were delayed by bad weather.

Milford Haven Coastguard said vessels were warned to avoid the area on Monday.

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