Coastguard warns of unexploded devices

COASTGUARDS are today working with bomb disposal teams following the discovery of two unexploded ordnance devices in Norfolk.The unexploded devices are washing up from the sea between Cromer and Wells-next-to-Sea in the strong easterly winds and are a danger to the public in this very accessible area.

COASTGUARDS are today working with bomb disposal teams following the discovery of two unexploded ordnance devices in Norfolk.

The unexploded devices are washing up from the sea between Cromer and Wells-next-to-Sea in the strong easterly winds and are a danger to the public in this very accessible area.

Cromer Coastguard rescue team are patrolling the nearby beaches and informing beach walkers about the dangers, warning them to keep clear of any items that have been sealed off with coastguard and police tape.

Yarmouth Coastguard Watch Manager, Glynn Young, said: “We are keen to highlight to the public that these ordnance devices are washing up and are being dealt with by professionals.

“During this popular holiday weekend if anyone spots a device on the beach please contact the Coastguard on 999 and do not touch. “They are usually found at high water mark on the beach and they are considered to be very dangerous and if ignited would produce toxic fumes.”

Bomb disposal experts were due to carry out a safe destruction of the devices on site later today.

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