Second World War grenade blown up in controlled explosion on beach near Gunton cliffs

Lowestoft police were called out. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Lowestoft police were called out. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A bomb disposal team have carried out a controlled explosion on a north Lowestoft beach.

Police in Lowestoft said that a Second World War hand grenade was found early this morning (Saturday) on the beach near Gunton cliffs.

It was said to have been discovered by a metal detectorist about 5,30am, and part of the beach was 'temporarily closed,' according to police.

The beach was reopened this afternoon after a bomb disposal team from RAF Wittering destroyed the device at the scene in a controlled explosion about 11am.

It is understood that the device was a Mills grenade, and no other explosives were found at the site.

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