Dovercourt: Hand grenade found on beach successfully detonated

Essex Police and Clacton Coastguard Rescue Team were called to Dovercourt beach shortly before 11.10am following reports a hand grenade had been found. Essex Police and Clacton Coastguard Rescue Team were called to Dovercourt beach shortly before 11.10am following reports a hand grenade had been found.

Sunday, August 17, 2014
10:35 AM

A hand grenade found on a beach in north-east Essex was successfully detonated yesterday, it has emerged.

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Essex Police and Clacton Coastguard Rescue Team were called to Dovercourt beach shortly before 11.10am following reports a hand grenade had been found.

A Thames Coastguard spokesman said: “A cordon was implemented and upon arrival of the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit the item was moved to a nearby area for a successful detonation.”

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