Flare destroyed by Royal Navy

The unidentified phosphorus flare that was discovered on the Blakeney National Nature Reserve.

The unidentified phosphorus flare that was discovered on the Blakeney National Nature Reserve. - Credit: Archant

Royal Navy bomb disposal experts destroyed a phosphorus flare that was discovered on the Blakeney National Nature Reserve by a warden.

The metal object, which contained a 'nasty substance', was found at 1pm yesterday and the area was immediately cordoned off until it was blown up at 10.15am today (Friday).

A coastguard spokesman said the phosphorus inside the metal casing could cause burning if it came into contact with a person's skin.

She added it would have been used in a recent exercise but it was not clear where it had come from.

No people were harmed and the spokesman said if anyone saw a phosphorus flare, do not touch it and tell the police or coastguard.


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