Controlled explosion after grenade found on beach

grenadeA CONTROLLED explosion was carried out on a Lyme Regis beach on Friday after a grenade was found.

Lyme Regis Coastguard team was tasked, alongside Dorset police, to possible ordnance found on the beach at Black Venn, Lyme Regis, at 1.24pm.

On arrival at the scene, the coastguard team located the first informant and liaised with the police to ensure the safety of all concerned.

Photos of the object were sent to the Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team in Plymouth and an immediate 150m exclusion zone was set up.

On their arrival, the EOD officers carried out a visual inspection and set up the necessary equipment to carry out a controlled explosion.

Once the grenade and the charge had been detonated, the area was rechecked, and the beach reopened.

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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