Cornwall

Beach closed off after WW2 bomb found

  • 22 February 2014
  • From the section Cornwall
Perranporth beach. Pic: Google
Image caption The beach was closed off after the discovery of the bomb

A beach and surrounding area in Cornwall were cordoned off after the discovery of a World War 2 bomb.

Coastguards alerted officers to the device, which was washed up at Perranporth, at about 14:25 GMT, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

The device could have come in to shore partly as a result of recent stormy weather, officers added.

A bomb disposal team dealt with the device at the scene.

The beach, Beach Road and Cliff Road were among the areas closed off.

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