North West Wales

Dyffryn Ardudwy bomb alert as wartime device is found

Morfa Dyffryn Image copyright Roger W Haworth
Image caption A 500-metre exclusion zone on Morfa Dyffryn beach was cleared after the World War Two device was found

A World War Two bomb has been blown up on a beach in Gwynedd.

The device was found by a man near Dyffryn Ardudwy at 08:55 BST on Wednesday.

Holyhead coastguards cleared the area and called in bomb disposal experts who carried out a controlled explosion just before 16:40 BST.

A coastguard spokesman said: "It looked like a mortar or a small bomb. There was a lot of growth on it and corrosion."

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