Dorset

Weymouth and Studland 'unexploded WW2 shells' found

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Media captionA controlled explosion was carried out on National trust land at Studland

Two devices, thought to be World War Two shells, have been discovered on Dorset's Jurassic Coast.

A Royal Navy bomb disposal team was called after a live 3in (8cm) shell was found shortly before 13:00 BST on National Trust land at Studland.

A 100m cordon was put in place before it was safely blown up.

Earlier, part of Weymouth beach was closed after a member of the public found a 3in (8cm) projectile armour-piercing head.

It was removed after being found to be non-explosive.

A 100m (328ft) cordon was put in place after the item was found in the early hours as there were fears it could have been an unexploded World War Two shell.

Image caption Dorset Police originally said the device near Weymouth beach was thought to be an unexploded World War Two shell

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