Bomb disposal called to holiday spot

A NAVY bomb disposal team was called to the shores of Southend-on-Sea following the discovery of a First World War mine.

A NAVY bomb disposal team was called to the coast of Southend-on-Sea following the discovery of a First World War mine.

The Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit from Portsmouth carried out a controlled detonation of the mine at 12.30pm yesterday.

The unit was assisted by Southend Coastguard and Essex Marine Police.