Charmouth beach hand grenade detonated

Charmouth from Lyme Regis A 100m (330ft) cordon was placed around the device on East Charmouth Beach

Bomb disposal experts have detonated a hand grenade which was discovered by a visitor to a beach in Dorset.

A 100m (330ft) cordon was placed around the device, thought to date from World War Two, on East Charmouth Beach on Monday afternoon.

The grenade was safely detonated at about 16:15 BST, the coastguard said.

An ordnance disposal team, Dorset Police, Lyme Regis Coastguard and the RNLI's inshore lifeboat were at the scene.

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