'Unexploded mortar shell' on Dorset beach detonated
- 19 August 2013
- From the section Berkshire
A controlled explosion has taken place on a Dorset beach following the discovery of a suspected mortar shell earlier.
An explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team assessed the object before detonating it.
A 300m cordon was placed around the device on Middle Beach, in Studland, Swanage.
The object, which measured 15in (38cm) by 4in (10cm) was reported by a National Trust Officer.