sealed off as Coastguards probe suspicious object
of Brean beach was sealed off by police and Burnham Coastguards
on Saturday afternoon (June 5th) after a metal detector enthusiast
came across a possible explosive device underneath the sand.
Coastguards and police were called to the main beach car parking
area at 1.50pm, where 100 metres of sand was sealed off as a precaution
- as pictured here.
Coastguard Officer Ian Jefferies told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "A
metal detector user from Worcestershire alerted the beach warden
after finding a solid metallic object measuring 2ft long by 8
was concern that it could be ordnance and therefore Coastguards
and police were informed to investigate."
the upmost care, we removed some sand from around the object to
determine whether it was dangerous or not."
it soon became apparent that the item was in fact just a harmless
exhaust box and the incident was therefore deemed to be a false
alarm with good intent."
teams of police were called to the scene and the beach was closed
for approximately an hour.
photos show Coastguards and police investigating the suspicious
object on Brean beach on Saturday afternoon - which turned out
to be a heavily corroded exhaust pipe