UK: Bomb disposal units called to Southend-on-Sea after WWII bombs found washed up on coast

Bomb disposal units have been repeatedly called out to the Essex coast after several suspected ordnances were found.

Between February 27 and March 1, HM Coastguard in Southend-on-Sea were called to areas along the coastline after several devices, believed to be WWII German aircraft bombers, were discovered.

The bomb disposal unit found the bombs in two separate locations by the Beach Hut in Westcliff and opposite the Old Esplanade Pub in Southend.

Southend was targeted directly by bomber aircraft in WWII and the Thames Estuary area was often used by bomber aircraft as a dumping ground for their bomb loads during the war if their primary target was not possible to hit on the way to or from London.

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Source: EssexLive