Second world war mine detonated on Suffolk beach

A second world war mine discovered on a Suffolk beach has been safely detonated this morning.

The anti-tank mine was found by dog walkers on the beach at Kessingland, near Lowestoft.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel from Colchester were called and the mine was blown up at about 10.30am.

Jason Jones, watch officer at Yarmouth Coastguard, said: 'The main message we would like to get across is that these things are really dangerous.

'Over time the TNT inside them crystalises and they become more volatile. These things can be set off with a well-aimed kick.'

He said that if people think they have found an old mine they should not touch it and should call the coastguard.

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