Bomb disposal experts called after man finds 'suspected ordnance' on East Coast beach with his metal detector

Bomb disposal experts were called to the East Coast after a suspicious object was uncovered by a metal detector.

Sunday, 13th September 2020, 5:28 pm
Updated Sunday, 13th September 2020, 5:32 pm

The man using the searching device was on the beach at Runswick Bay on Thursday when he came across what coastguards have described as "an item of suspected ordnance".

He dialled 999 and a team from Staithes Coastguard were alerted.

They cordoned off the area until bomb disposal experts from The Royal Logistics Corps arrived and deemed the item safe.

Runswick Bay

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