Explosive device found on beach in Norfolk

Maritime and Coastguard Agency undated handout photo of an explosive device that has been found on the beach at Hopton in Norfolk.
An explosive device has been found on a beach near a holiday resort in Norfolk Credit: MCA/PA Wire

An explosive device has been found on a beach near a holiday resort in Norfolk, coastguards have confirmed.

A member of the public raised the alarm on Saturday afternoon after spotting something wedged into a metal sea defence on the beach at Hopton in Norfolk.

Coastguards from Lowestoft and Gorleston were sent to inspect the 17-inch device, which was covered in rust and sand near Potters Holiday Centre.

An Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team today x-rayed the object and found it contained explosives.

They will carry out a controlled explosion, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said.

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