Police cordon off beach near famous Clacton pier after suspected unexploded bomb discovered

An area near Clacton Pier was cordoned off

Police cleared an area of beach near a seaside pier after reports that an unexploded bomb has been discovered.

Officers in Essex tweeted to say they were dealing with a suspected piece of unexploded ordnance discovered on the beach near Clacton Pier. Emergency services were called to the discovery shortly after 10.30am this morning.A 100-metre cordon was put in place while inquiries were carried out.

Police asked the public to observe the cordon while they investigate further.

The object was later declared to be safe and the beach was reopened to the public.

A spokesman for Clacton Pier said they had stayed open as normal.

Essex Police tweeted a map showing the area affected Credit: Essex Police

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