Guernsey

Guernsey Police blow up 'dangerous' WWII mortars

Mortar round found on Pembroke Bay, Guernsey
Image caption The rounds were too corroded for any attempt to move them to be made safely

Ten unexploded World War II mortar rounds were detonated by Guernsey Police after they were found on a bay in the north of the island.

The force's explosive ordinance disposal team were called to Pembroke Bay shortly after 11:00 GMT after a walker found the 5.5cm mortar rounds.

The shells were detonated in several separate controlled explosions where they had been found on the beach.

A police spokesman said the rounds were "too corroded and dangerous to move".

The mortar rounds are believed to have been fired from a position on Chouet Headland, created by the German occupying forces.

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