Beach reopened after discovery of unexploded bomb

A beach in Norfolk has been reopened after the discovery of what is thought to have been an unexploded mortar bomb.

A member of the public found the explosive at Hemsby, eight miles north of Great Yarmouth. Credit: Google Maps

Part of the seafront at the village of Hemsby, eight miles north of Great Yarmouth, was cordoned off after a member of the public made the discovery at around 8.15am, Norfolk police said.

The area was cordoned off after the discovery before bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion of the device this afternoon.

The cordon was subsequently lifted.