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Lowestoft: Beach ‘explosive’ alert was a false alarm

PUBLISHED: 17:45 07 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:45 07 April 2013

Shell being dealt with at Lowestoft

Shell being dealt with at Lowestoft

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Army bomb disposal experts were called from Colchester today after reports of a wartime shell being discovered on Lowestoft beach.

A metal detector enthusiast raised the alarm at 11.45am after discovering a 6in metal object in the sand near Links Road.

Police cordoned off an area of the beach, but experts quickly ruled out the object being a wartime armament and the object was handed to the finder as a souvenir.

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