Bomb disposal team detonate suspected ammunition shell
BOMB disposal experts were called to reports of a possible ammunition shell uncovered on a South East Cornwall beach.
The Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Team, based at Devonport arrived at East Looe beach at lunchtime today where a suspicious item had been uncovered.
It is believed the object was a phosphorus flare.
Before the unit arrived a 100-metre cordon had been set up on the beach by members of the coastguard rescue team in Looe.
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Around 200 people gathered at the scene to watch the team detonate the flare, using a small amount of explosive.
A call was also sent out by coastguards to all vessels in the area to stay clear of the detonation site.