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Environmentally hazardous motor oil drum pulled from River Witham at Grantham

A motor oil drum with the potential to cause significant environmental damage was pulled from the River Witham on Tuesday morning.

It was removed following an emergency call-out by Grantham RiverCare volunteers, after several bikes were spotted in the water.

A volunteer said: "Because of the low level of water these can cause a flood risk so we made sure we swiftly removed them.

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