Royal Navy blow up World War Two mortar bomb found on beach in Cornwall

A bomb dating back to the Second World War which was found on a Cornish beach has been detonated safely.

Members of the Royal Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) attended Hayle beach at around 8.30am today (January 12) to carry out the operation on the spigot mortar round, which had been found the previous day.

Officers had inspected the device yesterday, but due to the failing light, it was decided to detonate it this morning.

The mortar bomb – originally used during the Second World War by the Home Guard as an infantry anti-tank weapon in case of a invasion by German forces – was blown up at around 10.45am.

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Source: CornwallLive