A 105mm 'potentially dangerous' bomb was found on a popular Cumbrian beach.

Members of the Army EOD aswell as teams from Whitehaven and Maryport coastguard attended the scene to make the beach at St Bee's safe.

The Whitehaven coastguard thanked the public for allowing the army to carry out their work.

A spokesman for Whitehaven Coastguard Rescue Team, said: "Thanks again to the understanding members of the public at St Bees for waiting patiently while we kept a cordon in place to allow the Army EOD to do their work to make the beach safe.

"What we had was, we're told, a 105 artillary shell, which, as you can see by the photographs had seen better days however was still potentially dangerous.

"Thanks to Maryport Coastguard Rescue Team for your assistance, to the first informant from St Bees RNLI and to Hartley's Beach Shop and Tea Rooms the previous day for your hospitality!"

The public have been told that if they find a suspicious item on the beach or along the coast then don't touch it, note where it is,call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.