Norfolk

Norfolk bomb finds: Team discovers second shell during detonation

Mark 6 sea mine Image copyright Hunstanton Coastguard Rescue Team
Image caption The bomb disposal teams were first called to deal with a mark six sea mine

A bomb disposal team called to deal with a sea mine uncovered a second explosive as they cleared the first.

They were first alerted on Monday to the Mark 6 sea mine at Thornham Marsh in Norfolk, and returned at low tide on Tuesday to detonate the device.

As they cleared the area around the mine, they found second a high explosive shell. Both were destroyed in controlled explosions.

Hunstanton coastguard reminded walkers on the marshes to be vigilant.

Image copyright Hunstanton Coastguard Rescue Team
Image caption A second device, an explosive shell, was discovered as the perimeter was cleared

The coastguard was asked to meet Norfolk Police officers at 10:15 BST on Monday, after the device was discovered by members of the public.

They located the device using the police drone and the What3Words app.

A 500m cordon was set up until the tide had covered the area again, and the team returned just before 12:00 on Tuesday to complete a controlled explosion.

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