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Friday, 18 April 2014

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Navy experts to assess possible bomb found on Cumbrian beach

Police were called to the beach near Workington docks after a man found what he thought might be a bomb.

Workington beach bomb photo
The item found on the beach

A force spokeswoman said: “Police were informed by a member of the public that they had seen what was described as old World War artillery stuck in the sand near to the Workington docks."

A bomb disposal team was called to assess the situation.

The spokesman added: "Upon first examination, it was initially considered that this may not be bomb.

"Due to the item being in the water, specialist officers from the Royal Navy will attend today to assess the situation, at low tide.

"There is no danger to the public.”


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