'Unexploded shell' spotted near Bacton gas terminal identified as scrap metal

Bacton terminal
Image caption The suspected shell was spotted on the beach near the terminal

A suspected unexploded shell spotted on the beach near the Bacton gas terminal on the Norfolk coast has turned out to be a piece of scrap metal.

Police cordoned off the area at about 13:15 GMT and a bomb disposal unit was called in.

A spokesman said a member of the public had reported seeing the object near Bacton.

An bomb disposal unit from RAF Wittering arrived at about 17:00 GMT and identified it as scrap metal.

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