Tayside and Central Scotland

Wartime mine removed from Arbroath beach

A World War II German mine has been removed from a beach near Arbroath.

The mine was discovered by a member of the public on the foreshore at Elliot at about 14:55 on Saturday.

A team from the Royal Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit based at Faslane established it was inert, although some of its component parts were still attached.

Tayside Police said no controlled explosion was required and the mine was removed for disposal.

The beach was reopened at 21:00.

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