Norfolk: Bomb squad explodes beach 'ordnance'

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image copyrightHunstanton Coastguard Rescue Team
image captionThe controlled explosion could be heard across the beach

A bomb squad unit carried out a controlled explosion after a "possible ordnance" was found on a beach.

The coastguard was called out to Old Hunstanton beach in Norfolk on Friday evening and put a cordon in place until the item was covered by the tide.

Members of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team X-rayed it on Saturday, but the results were "inconclusive".

A controlled explosion took place at about 17:00 and a video was posted by the coastguard on Facebook.

Members of both Hunstanton Coastguard Rescue Team and the Wells and Cley team were involved in maintaining a large cordon around the area as the explosion took place.

📟*** Attendance Request No. 14 ***📟 6th March 2021. 06:00am #14 of 2021 Re-tasked by Humber to check item was still...

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In one video, as a loud bang echoed across the beach, a man could be heard to say: "That was more than I expected."

image copyrightHunstanton Coastguard Rescue Team
image captionThe bomb squad's X-ray could not determine exactly what the device was

A different angle of the controlled explosion today on Old Hunstanton Beach

Posted by Hunstanton Coastguard Rescue Team on Saturday, March 6, 2021
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image captionA device was found on the beach on Friday evening

Following the explosion, the area was declared safe and the beach was reopened.

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