Machine gun found in South Yorkshire canal

A machine gun has been handed to the police after it was found in a South Yorkshire canal.

Wednesday, 9th October 2019, 10:33 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th October 2019, 21:30 pm
A World War I machine gun was found in a canal in Eastwood, Rotherham, yesterday

The Vickers machine gun, dating back to World War I, was discovered in the canal at Eastwood by a man who was ‘magnet fishing’.

The pastime involves using heavy duty magnets to search rivers and canals for metal objects.

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South Yorkshire Police said the gun is to be made safe ‘as there may be live rounds inside’.