Army bomb disposal unit blows up suspected Second World War ordnance on beach

Controlled explosions have been carried out on a beach in West Cumbria after a small number of unexploded World War Two ordnance was found.

The explosives were washed up on Drigg Beach near Seascale on Saturday 9th May.

The Coastguard in Belfast were alerted and members of the Royal Logistic Corp Bomb Disposal were called.

To stop the explosions posing any risk to the public, the team carried out controlled explosions on the beach.

The Coastguard are urging people not to touch suspicious items on the beach.

If they see anything, people should dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

  • Watch the moment the army carryout the controlled explosion.