UPDATE: Shell blown up after beach alert

Dorset Echo: West Dorset beach cordoned off in 'bomb' alert West Dorset beach cordoned off in 'bomb' alert

A SUSPECT device found on a West Dorset beach has been detonated by the bomb squad.

Experts from the Royal Navy carried out a controlled explosion after the object washed up on Charmouth Beach.

An area of the beach was cordoned off after what appeared to be a shell was washed up to the west of the beach.

The bomb squad examined the device to see whether a controlled explosion was required.

Experts said the shell was a piece of ordnance dating from the Second World War.


Comments are closed on this article.


About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree