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Thursday, 31 July 2014

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Workington harbour cordoned off after bomb reports

Part of Workington harbour was cordoned off after reports that an unexploded bomb had been found in the water.

Workington harbour bomb scare photo
Police tape marks the scene of the alert

A man called police at 9.30pm on Sunday after finding what he thought was an unexploded shell 50 yards south of the lighthouse.

The area was cordoned off as a precaution. The bomb squad checked the item at 11.45am on Monday and found it was a lump of scrap metal.

Maryport Coastguard was called on Sunday but could not get involved as the suspicious item had been moved from the water.

Denis McCallig, of the coastguard, warned anyone who thought they had found a bomb to leave it where it was and pass on as much detail about the location as possible so it could be safely located and dealt with.

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