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Bomb disposal experts explode container in Scarborough

Army bomb disposal experts have carried out a controlled explosion after an "unidentified container" washed up on a beach in Scarborough.

An area near to the town's Spa Complex was cordoned off after the item was found at about 14:00 BST.

The controlled explosion was completed by about 19:00 by trained specialists.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said an army bomb disposal team decided destroying the container unit was the "safest course of action".

He said: "The cordon remained in place while a precautionary inspection of the area was completed and a small hole created by the explosion was made safe by Scarborough Borough Council."

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