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Army experts were called to Aberdeen Airport after a suspected Second World War bomb was found. The device was discovered at the airport at around 9am on Monday 1st Aug during work to extend the runway. It is thought it could date from the Second World War when the airfield was an RAF base.
A pipeline off the north-east of Scotland has been shut down for five days while a Second World War mine is removed from the seabed. The unexploded device was discovered in the North Sea, off the coast of Peterhead, just a few feet from the BP Forties pipeline. The German wartime mine was found on March 22 in about 300ft of water during a routine survey of the line.
Fishing for prawns off Peterhead, skipper David Alexander thought his latest catch was nothing more than a rusted old gas canister. So he kept it on board for a week. But when he and his crew landed the unusual catch, it sparked a major incident, which sealed off Europe's busiest white-fish harbour for six hours amid a bomb scare. The 48in-long, 12in-wide, torpedo-shaped object was spotted on the quayside and reported to police and Royal Navy experts came to make the bomb safe. The object, believed to be a 70-year-old shell from an anti-submarine weapon from the Second World War, was later blown up in a safe area.