“If you ever come across anything suspicious like this item, please do not pick it up, contact your local law enforcement agency for assistance”.
The Ministry of Defence Bomb Disposal Unit from Colchester arrived and confirmed the suspicions – the canister was an unexploded mortar, which would typically have contained explosives or mustard gas. “It’s not uncommon for old ordnance to be found washed up on Suffolk beaches. Should you find something similar on a beach or inland, don’t move it – dial 999.”
Territorio del Beccles, Comune Covehithe. Artificieri intervengono in spiaggia a causa del rinvenimento di una bomba da mortaio risalente alla seconda guerra mondiale.
If you find anything that appears to be an explosive device, do not touch it, leave it where it is and call the police. We will contact the appropriate agencies to properly dispose of the item.
Biography of a Bomb
Foto: The Ministry of Defence bomb disposal unit were fortunate the beach was quiet on a sunny day due to lockdown Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY