Unexploded shells destroyed in controlled explosion at Holme, near Hunstanton
Ammunition believed to date back to the Second World War was blown up in a controlled explosion after being found on a Norfolk beach.
Experts were called in after 22 shells were found near the entrance to the beach at Holme on Wednesday afternoon.
A bomb disposal team attended the scene yesterday and destroyed the items.
Amateur photographer Gary Pearson, who saw the drama, said coastguards told him there were 22 unexploded shells.
'They cordoned off the entrance to the beach. Some military personnel came along and had a look at them.
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'Then they dug a hole in the beach and detonated them.'
Ammunition ranging from small arms rounds to mortar and tank shells are frequently exposed by the tide around the north-west Norfolk shoreline.
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Beaches including Holme and Titchwell were used as firing ranges during the war.