Bomb found on Felixstowe beach

A SECOND World War bombshell was destroyed today after it was found on the beach at Felixstowe.

A SECOND World War bombshell was destroyed today after it was found on the beach at Felixstowe.

The authorities were alerted after the shell was spotted on the seafront near Manor Terrace at about 7.20pm yesterday.

Felixstowe Coastguard kept watch on the device overnight until the bomb disposal team arrived this morning.

It was taken to a safe location, away from residential areas, and destroyed at 7.20am today.

The Royal Navy bomb and mine disposal team from Portsmouth attended and assessed the ordnance was safe to be removed from the scene.

A spokesman for Thames Coastguard said: “Felixstowe coastguard kept an overnight watch on a World War Two shell on the beach. The Royal Navy bomb and mine disposal team from Portsmouth attended and assessed the ordnance was safe to be removed from the scene.”

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The incident follows the drama at the seafront earlier this year when a 1,000lb wartime bomb washed up on the shore before it was lost at sea.

Royal Navy divers conducted a week-long search for the bomb in April.

The team carried out a detonation out a sea which was watched by a crowd of onlookers.