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Cromer Pier sealed off as bomb disposal team called

PUBLISHED: 19:09 22 July 2020 | UPDATED: 12:20 23 July 2020

Emergency services at Cromer Pier. Picture: Jordan Harvey

Emergency services at Cromer Pier. Picture: Jordan Harvey

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Cromer Pier has been cordoned off by emergency services after a bomb disposal team was called.

A bomb disposal team pictured near Cromer Pier. Picture: Jordan HarveyA bomb disposal team pictured near Cromer Pier. Picture: Jordan Harvey

The popular tourist attraction was taped off with police keeping people back due to an incident on Wednesday afternoon.

A bomb disposal team could be seen at the scene following reports that possible unexploded shells or ordnance had washed up beneath the structure.

Emergency services at Cromer Pier. Picture: Jordan HarveyEmergency services at Cromer Pier. Picture: Jordan Harvey

A police spokesman said: “Officers were called at about 3.15pm yesterday afternoon to Cromer beach, near to the pier in north Norfolk following reports that a member of the public had discovered what appeared to be an unexploded device.

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“Police attended along with the coastguard and cordon was put in place as a precaution.

“The Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team attended and assessed the device, which was deemed to be safe.”

Visitors were kept at a distance from the pier, which dates back to 1822. The Pavilion Theatre on the pier is closed at the moment due to coronavirus restrictions.

MORE: ‘Huge explosion’ heard as bomb is detonated at golf course

The alert comes just two days after a mortar bomb was unearthed on the Royal Cromer Golf Club.

The Royal Logistical Corps Bomb Disposal Team removed the bomb and safely detonated it with the explosion heard around the town.


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