Belfast Telegraph

Second World War bomb washed up

A Second World War bomb has been discovered washed up on the edge of Lough Foyle.

It was found on the beach at the end of the airfield at the Ulster Gliding Centre near Magilligan in Co Londonderry.

A group of three gliding instructors from the British Gliding Association undergoing training noticed the device while walking in the beauty spot, and it was confirmed after bomb disposal experts were summoned on Tuesday.

Gliding centre representative Jo Myles said: "It was resting on top of the sand, bobbing about in the water.

"The assumption is that it is a Second World War bomb, dumped at the end of the war into the Foyle. It looks like a giant bullet."

There have been a series of similar discoveries in Northern Ireland over the years.

A year ago a Second World War mortar bomb was uncovered in the roof of a house in Belmont Park in east Belfast.

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