Dovercourt: Hand grenade found on beach successfully detonated

Essex Police and Clacton Coastguard Rescue Team were called to Dovercourt beach shortly before 11.10

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

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.”