A fisherman out trawling off the Essex coast trawled up a WWII sea mine. Ady Mole was  fishing in Mersea when he came across the 2,000lb German parachute mine on Thursday afternoon (August 30). He then had to carefully load it into his boat and take it to shore.

The huge piece of weaponry was then safely detonated this morning (Friday, August 31) by specialist teams.

“Once he caught it he had to phone the coastguard who get in touch with the bomb squad.

“He had to bring it in to an area called The Knoll, which is where they detonated it this morning.”

Pictures of the bomb show it being brought out of the water, covered in debris from the sea.

This is not the first time the area has seen WWII bombs discovered off the coast.

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