Fishing for guns in canals
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Magnet fishing for guns in Midlands canals

People are being urged to stop fishing with super-strength magnets after guns and grenades were dredged from the Midlands canal network.

Magnet fishing is becoming increasingly popular, but two people died this summer after falling into a canal in Huddersfield. The Canal & River Trust is urging people to stop putting their safety at risk.

The Price family, from Rugby in Warwickshire, have recovered old guns during their fishing expeditions and have reported them to local police.

You can learn more about magnet fishing on BBC Inside Out West Midlands at 19:30 BST on Monday 17 September, or on the BBC iPlayer.

  • 16 Sep 2018
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