Old shell blown up in Lyttelton harbour

Last updated 12:00 21/03/2014
Army on Lyttelton Harbour
John Kirk-Anderson

TRAINING EXERCISE: Army assault boats were on Lyttelton Harbour yesterday when the bomb was discovered.

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Bomb disposal experts have blown up a World War II-era artillery shell found in Lyttelton Harbour.

The explosive was found in Little Port Cooper, near Port Levy, yesterday.

A police spokesman said bomb disposal experts from the New Zealand Defence Force had this morning "blown it up" where it was found.

There was no danger to those in the area.

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