The river has since been reopened for public useTzenik/UNSPLASH

This morning (19/09), a suspected bomb device was discovered near Trinity College in River Cam. 

A magnet fisherman discovered the device in the river, which was then placed in the middle of Trinity Lawn while waiting for the Bomb disposal squad’s arrival. 

The suspected bomb device was later identified as a “replica number 5 grenade used for training purposes in World War One”.

The bomb scare resulted in a change in route for the concurrent Chariots of Fire Run, a charity running event. 


Mountain View

Bomb squad arrive as suspected ‘field artillery shell’ is found in River Cam

Punters along River Cam were also told the river is not safe past Trinity College, with those affected by the incident receiving refunds.

The river has since been reopened for public use.