Bomb disposal experts called to Alderney to safely remove 'unexploded ordnance'

  • Watch the moment the flare was detonated in a controlled explosion.

Bomb disposal experts were called out to Alderney on Tuesday to remove a dangerous military flare which had washed ashore.

The maritime phosphorous flare had been used as part of military exercises.

It was discovered on Corblets Beach at around 10pm on Monday 3 April where it was believed to be moved to the car park by a member of the public.

A 100m cordon was erected around the car park at Corbelets Bay overnight Credit: ITV Channel

An Alderney police officer stood watch over the device overnight until the specialist bomb disposal team arrived by boat from Guernsey on Tuesday morning to safely detonate it.

A 100-metre cordon was put in place around the undiscovered flare, which may have been washed up, or dragged out of the sea.

A similar flare washed ashore in Cornwall and had to be disposed of by the Royal Navy in a controlled explosion.

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