A World War Two bomb containing 290lb (131kg) of “high explosives” has been found in Portsmouth harbour.

The ordnance was discovered by a dredger in the water at about 03:00 GMT, the Royal Navy said.

Specialist divers at the scene said the bomb posed a “very serious threat”. It was towed out to sea and detonated.

All ferries were stopped and trains between Portsmouth and Southsea station and Portsmouth Harbour were suspended, but have since started running again.

There were also extensive road closures in the area, affecting access to Gunwharf Quays.

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