Hemsby Beach Re-opened After Explosive Find

8 February 2014, 10:52

Hemsby beach in Norfolk has been re-opened after bomb experts were called out on Saturday morning.

The cordon has been lifted on an area of beach which was closed off following the discovery, by a member of the public, of what is believed to be an unexploded mortar.
 
Officers were contacted at around 8:15am after the item was found about 500 yards away from the lifeboat station.
 
Personnel from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team assessed the item and a controlled detonation took place at around 2pm.


10.50am 08.02.2014

Part of a beach on the Norfolk coast has been cordoned off after what's thought to be an unexploded mortar was found.

Police were called in at around 8:15 this morning after the item was found about 500 yards away from the lifeboat station.
 
Bomb disposal experts from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team have been called and this morning police were waiting for them to arrive and assess the find.

In the meantime the beach has been cordoned off to keep the public away.