Yesterday evening I published a post based upon unconfirmed rumour and malicious gossip. Hah!
The 'unexploded bomb' turned out to be a grenade attached to a barge, believed to be for decoration.
Based upon the tiny amount of information that I have been able to piece together from different sources, I think that the barge will be on the Oxford Canal, near Fenny Compton. In that area the canal is close to the railways for quite some distance.
No further news overnight. The incident is no longer affecting Cross Country Trains or Chiltern Railways. Trains are expected to run normally through the area this morning.
Note to self: Stop scraping the barrel when it comes to finding stuff to blog about.