Section of Scratby beach reopened after unexploded bomb found

The scene on Scratby Beach where an unexploded device was found today.

The scene on Scratby Beach where an unexploded device was found today. - Credit: Supplied

A section of Scratby beach was closed today after an unexploded device was found.

The scene on Scratby Beach where an unexploded device was found today.

The scene on Scratby Beach where an unexploded device was found today. - Credit: Supplied

Police cordoned off part of the beach close to the Rottenstone Lane access point, while the incident was dealt with.

The unexploded item was discovered e by a dog walker and is thought to have been an ordnance device.

A bomb disposal team arrived on the scene just after 3.30pm, and the situation was resolved by 4.05pm.

One woman who had gone to the beach for a New Year's Eve walk said: 'I thought it might be something to do with the cliffs at first, but there have been lots of diggers here lately placing the flood defence rocks, so maybe they've unearthed something.'

The scene on Scratby Beach where an unexploded device was found today.

The scene on Scratby Beach where an unexploded device was found today. - Credit: Supplied

PC Tony Hogan, of Great Yarmouth police, said on Twitter: 'Bomb squad have been and dealt with the situation. The beach is now open to the public again. Thanks for your patience.'

The scene on Scratby Beach where an unexploded device was found today.

The scene on Scratby Beach where an unexploded device was found today. - Credit: Supplied