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Bomb disposal squad detonate ‘mortar-type device’ found on Norfolk beach

PUBLISHED: 15:15 04 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:44 04 January 2018

A mortar-type device discovered on Winterton beach. Picture: HM Coastguard Gorleston

A mortar-type device discovered on Winterton beach. Picture: HM Coastguard Gorleston

HM Coastguard Gorleston

A bomb disposal team was sent to a Norfolk beach this morning to deal with a device that had washed up on the sand.

A device found on Winterton beach has been detonated. Photo: Ellie SymondsA device found on Winterton beach has been detonated. Photo: Ellie Symonds

The device was successfully detonated at 9am.

Described as being “mortar-like”, the device was discovered in Winterton-On-Sea at around 12.45pm on Wednesday, January 3 and a section of beach was cordoned off.

A member of the public alerted the coastguard to the issue.

The Ministry of Defence were also contacted.

A device found on Winterton beach has been detonated. Photo: Ellie SymondsA device found on Winterton beach has been detonated. Photo: Ellie Symonds

A spokesman for the coastguard said: “We deal with devices like this on a daily basis, so it wasn’t out of the ordinary. They usually wash up on beaches following periods of poor weather.

“Detonation took place this morning and that area of the beach is now open as normal.”

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