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Hunstanton beach closed off after bomb alert

PUBLISHED: 08:12 17 June 2017 | UPDATED: 14:13 17 June 2017

A bomb disposal team was called to dispose of an unexploded shell at Hunstanton in Norfolk. Picture:Chris Bishop

A bomb disposal team was called to dispose of an unexploded shell at Hunstanton in Norfolk. Picture:Chris Bishop

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Bomb disposal experts were called out tonight after a suspected unexploded shell was found on a Norfolk beach.

A bomb disposal team was called to dispose of an unexploded shell at Hunstanton in Norfolk. Picture:Chris Bishop A bomb disposal team was called to dispose of an unexploded shell at Hunstanton in Norfolk. Picture:Chris Bishop

The alarm was raised after the object was discovered near Hunstanton cliffs at low tide yesterday evening.

Coastguards sealed off the scene as an RAF bomb disposal team rushed to the resort.

They destroyed what is believed to have been a phosphorus munition, dating back to the Second World War, in a controlled explosion.

The beach was declared safe just after 9pm.

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