Northern Ireland

Cushendun beach: Wartime objects found in alert

A security alert where the Army examined two suspicious objects spotted on Cushendun beach in County Antrim on Sunday evening is now over. Image copyright Kevin McAuley
Image caption A security alert where the Army examined two suspicious objects spotted on Cushendun beach in County Antrim on Sunday evening is now over.

Cushendun beach in County Antrim has reopened following the discovery of two old wartime-type objects on Sunday evening.

Army technical officers carried out a controlled explosion on one of the objects on Monday morning.

The other object was washed away by the high tide.

The beach was cordoned off on Sunday night after a member of the public contacted the coastguard after spotting a suspicious object.

A second object was found in a follow-up search.

Police left the beach about 10:00 BST on Monday.

Image copyright Carroll Pierce/Geograph
Image caption Part of Cushendun beach was cordoned off in a security alert

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