'Unexploded mortar shell' on Dorset beach detonated

A policeman surveying the beach The beach was cordoned off while the device was investigated

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.

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