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Wartime tank shells safely detonated on Kilve Beach in Somerset

Video credit: Watchet Coastguard

A number of tank shells have been safely detonated after washing up on Kilve Beach in Somerset.

A cache of 15 shells were uncovered by the tide on Saturday (3 August) sparking a multi-agency response.

The uncovered shells washed up were all of various sizes. Credit: Twitter/Watchet Coastguard

Avon and Somerset Police placed a cordon across the affected area before the Royal Navy bomb disposal team arrived to carry out a controlled explosion.

The shells were safely detonated by the Royal Navy bomb disposal team. Credit: Twitter/Watchet Coastguard

The local Watchet Coastguard shared images of the cache on Twitter, stressing the public should never touch "anything suspicious on the shoreline" and instead call the coastguard.

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