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Bomb disposal called after mortar shells found on Norfolk beach

PUBLISHED: 13:18 26 August 2019

The bomb disposal team were called to Winterton beach after mortar shells were found Credit: Mark Williams-Cook

The bomb disposal team were called to Winterton beach after mortar shells were found Credit: Mark Williams-Cook

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Three mortar shells have been found on a Norfolk beach.

Winterton beach. PHOTO: Liz CoatesWinterton beach. PHOTO: Liz Coates

A bomb disposal team was called to Winterton beach, near to the dunes, on Saturday afternoon (August 24).

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The three explosives had been discovered by a member of the public, who called police around 4pm.

Officers from Norfolk Police were joined at the beach by an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team, who "dispatched" the mortars, a spokesperson confirmed.

Thousands have hit beaches around the coast, including at Winterton, this Bank Holiday weekend to bask in the summer sun.

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