Coastguards put safety cordon in place around WW2 device
Coastguards were called out to place a safety cordon around a suspected
World War Two device found on a beach near Weston on Saturday afternoon
to be a Spigot mortar, it was spotted on the beach at Sand Bay after
being exposed at low tide.
discovery resulted in a 1,500m exclusion zone being put in place
by Coastguards. Residents were also advised to stay in doors.
controlled blast was successfuly carried out by the Royal Navy's
Bomb Disposal Unit on Sunday afternoon.
Coastguard spokesman said: "Our team was paged to back up Weston
and Clevedon Teams to set a safe cordon due to exposed ordnance."
old torpedo had been exposed at low tide. It was reported to the
EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) Team who along with the two Coastguard
Teams from Weston and Clevedon had been on scene for a number of
were working towards blowing the ordnance and the Coastguard Teams
were clearing the headlands of walkers and fishermen."
such a large amount ground to cover and time constraints due to
tide we were paged to help secure a 1500m safety cordon."
quickly arrived on scene and cleared from the Sand Bay car park
up to trigg point and to the end of any persons in the area."
was cleared and traffic diverted, and local residents were warned
of the impending bang to keep windows open to avoid shattering."
due to the tide times, the controlled blast was delayed until Sunday