Essex

Clacton road closed as unexploded bomb found

The unexploded device Image copyright Essex Police
Image caption Essex Police were called after the device was found in Sladburys Lane, Clacton, at about 10:45 BST

A road was closed ahead of an unexploded bomb being blown up in a seaside town.

Essex Police were called after the device was found in Sladburys Lane, Clacton, at about 10:45 BST.

Officers called in the Army bomb disposal squad and warned members of the public to avoid the area, to the north of Holland-on-Sea.

PC Toby Wilde tweeted footage the bomb squad safely blowing the World War Two ordnance up in a field.

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