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Harwich beach closed after discovery of unexploded device

A section of Harwich beach has been closed after discovery of an unexploded device. Credit: ITV Anglia

A section of Harwich beach has been closed following the discovery of what is believed to be an unexploded ordnance.

A cordon has been put in place for 100 metres on a section of the beach near West End Lane after the discovery by a member of the public.

The Ministry of Defence’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit has been notified.

Police are urging the public to avoid the area while the incident is being dealt with.