Bomb disposal unit called to Orford Ness after discovery
- Credit: CARL HUMPHREY
Police and coastguard assisted a bomb disposal unit in the removal of artillery spotted in the Orford area.
Suffolk police, the Shingle Street Coastguard Rescue Team (CRT), and the Joint Services Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team were called to the scene after a member of public found an item on the beach on Saturday evening.
The team identified and removed what was found to be a spent shell.
A spokesperson for CRT said: “Shingle Street Coastguard Rescue Team (CRT) were tasked to Orford Ness, to assist the Joint Services Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team locate a reported ordnance. The EOD removed the ordnance, which was a spent shell.”
A spokesperson for the EOD added: “An EOD team attended an incident at 18.15 on 25th August after a member of public found an item on the beach. Upon inspection the item, a possible shell, was returned by the EOD for disposal. No further action was required.”