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French naval flare found on Plemont beach in Jersey

RNLI lifeguard Cameron Coulson, Police Officer Ben De La Haye, and Explosive Technician Stuart Elliott with the detonated device
Image caption A French Naval flare was found on a Jersey beach and destroyed in a controlled explosion

A French naval flare found on a Jersey beach had to be destroyed in a controlled explosion.

RNLI lifeguards patrolling Plemont beach on Tuesday said they found "a suspicious looking canister".

It was marked with the word "danger" so lifeguards called the Coastguard.

Jersey Police helped to cordon off the area and Explosive Technician Stuart Elliot identified it as a French naval flare and it was destroyed in a controlled explosion.

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