Bomb found on Essex coast

ROYAL Navy bomb disposal experts were dispatched to the mud flats at Westcliffe-on-Sea following the discovery of a large unexploded Second World War shell.

ROYAL Navy bomb disposal experts were dispatched to the mud flats at Westcliffe-on-Sea following the discovery of a large unexploded Second World War shell.

The device was found by a bait digger at around 1.15pm yesterday.

The Navy, assisted by Southend Coastguard, destroyed the shell in a controlled explosion.

The discovery follows a similar find on the beach at Felixstowe.