Walberswick: Unexploded mine discovered on beach

Walberswick beach

Walberswick beach

Bomb experts detonated an unexploded mine discovered by a member of the public on a Suffolk beach.

The Second World War explosive was found at Walberswick this morning.

Police were called to the scene by a member of the public just before 10am.

People living in nearby property did not need to be evacuated but officers cordoned off the area and called for a bomb disposal unit, which arrived later in the afternoon.

The mine was detonated by controlled explosion.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary said: “Police were called by a member of the public to a possible unexploded device at Walberswick.

“The object was identified as a beach mine and the area was made safe.”