A stretch of Blue Flag beach in Essex has been closed after five unexploded hand grenades were found on the shore in as many weeks.
Daily sweeps of the beach in Dovercourt, near Harwich, have been made since the weekend but now the council says it needs to bring in ordnance specialists to do a thorough search and ensure it's safe.
Clair Watson and her dog Bonnie were playing on the beach in Dovercourt on Sunday when she picked up what she thought was a stone to throw.
Thankfully for Clair the grenade was safely detonated by the bomb squad.
But it's the fifth Second World War explosive that has been found washed up on the beach near Lower Marine Parade recently.
This afternoon the district council have taken the decision to close the beach from the lighthouse to the groyne.
It's about a 100 metre section of beach and it will be closed tomorrow for 48 hours while experts carry out a full search.
A decision will be made on whether to reopen the beach after a sweep of it has been completed on Friday.
But depending on what the specialists find, a greater area of the beach could be closed for the bank holiday weekend while further searches are carried out.
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