Specialist team called to explode first world war bomb found on Dunwich beach

A FIRST world war mortar bomb has been exploded by a specialist team on Dunwich beach today (Friday).

Suffolk police were alerted by a member of the public at about 7.40am this morning.

They reported finding a 'very old, rusty mortar', a spokesman for the force said.

The bomb disposal team were called to assess the shell.

The police spokesman added: 'They arrived and put sandbags around the device. The beach was closed and nearby fisherman were moved from the area.

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'An explosion was carried out and the bomb disposal team gave the all clear just before noon.'

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