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Cordon lifted after officers deal with unexploded device in beach car park

PUBLISHED: 11:02 11 August 2020 | UPDATED: 16:19 11 August 2020

An unexploded device has been found at a carpark at Horsey Gap. Picture: Google Maps.

An unexploded device has been found at a carpark at Horsey Gap. Picture: Google Maps.

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A cordon put in place following reports of an unexploded device at a carpark on the coast has now been lifted.

Police were called after an unexploded device was discovered at Horsey Gap beach car park. Picture: James BassPolice were called after an unexploded device was discovered at Horsey Gap beach car park. Picture: James Bass

Police were called just before 9am this morning (Tuesday, August 11) after the device was discovered by a member of the public in the beach car park at Horsey Gap, between Hemsby and Happisburgh.

The car park had been closed, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) officers were called to the scene.

After careful examination the device was not deemed to be live, and was believed to be an old mortar shell.

The device was taken for safe disposal by the EDO team.

The beach car park is now open.

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Officers have thanked the public for their patience and cooperation while the incident was resolved.


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