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David's magnet hobby pulls in cash for veterans charity

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Perth man who has spent the last 18 months cleaning up the city’s rivers is now using his passion to raise funds to support injured veterans.

David Leslie founded the Facebook group Magnet Fishing Devils to clear junk from Perth ’s waterways. He regularly goes magnet fishing – that’s pulling up iron objects from the water using a strong neodymium magnet.His unusual catches have included shotgun shells, needles, knives, bollards, bikes and scooters and as he is pictured with here, plenty of shopping trolleys.The magnet fishers share their finds on a YouTube channel.

While furloughed from his job in a city pub during lockdown, David (33) was out in all weathers clearing the Perth Lade and River Tay.

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