Update: Bomb disposal called to Woolacombe after ‘shell’ found on beach

A suspected shell has been found in dunes near Woolacombe Beach

A suspected shell has been found in dunes near Woolacombe Beach - Credit: Archant

A suspected mortar shell has been found near Woolacombe Beach today (Wednesday).

An area near Woolacombe beach has been cordoned off after while bomb disposal deals with a suspected mortar shell found in the stand dunes.

Police said the can-sized metal object was found at around 12.30pm by a beach warden.

The Royal Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team from Plymouth is expected to arrive at the site at about 4pm.

Police said no houses were near the suspected shell and it was not necessary to evacuate anybody.


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* Update (Friday): Police said bomb disposal investigated the metal object but found it was not an explosive device.

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