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Bomb Disposal Unit called to Whitby beach after unknown device is discovered

Bomb Disposal Unit called to Sandsend beach in Whitby

An unknown device has been found on a beach in Whitby.

Police received report of an object at Sandsend today, July 26th, at around 9am.

A bomb disposal team, the police and Coastguard are at the beach which has been closed and cordoned off.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said a member of the public reported ordnance at Sandsend Beach on Tuesday 25th.

Adam Turner, senior coastguard operations officer for UK Coastguard, said he was waiting for the army bomb disposal team to assess the situation.

"Until that time, we have taken measures to set up a cordon and clear that area of the beach to keep the public safe.

"We are appealing to people to stay from this area until it has been declared safe by EOD.

'We have no further information at this time but we will hopefully provide an update after the EOD team have assessed the situation."

– Adam Turner

Whitby RNLI has tweeted saying 'good work from our friends at the local Coastguard':

Whitby RNLI Credit: @WhitbyRNLI


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