Suspected WW2 mortar shell detonated by bomb squad in Walberswick
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A bomb had been detonated on the beach of an east Suffolk village following the discovery of a suspected World War Two mortar shell this afternoon.
Suffolk police said it was called shortly after 12.50pm today, Wednesday, August 22, to reports of the discovery in The Street, Walberswick.
A spokesman for Suffolk police said a 100 metre exclusion zone was put in place at around 2.50pm.
The bomb disposal team from Colchester were sent to the scene and the road was closed by police.
A spokesman from Suffolk police confirmed that the bomb had been detonated on the beach at around 4.35pm.
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Details of what the explosive device was are yet to be confirmed, although it is thought to be a Second World war mortar shell.
Following the detonation, the road was quickly reopened to traffic.
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