Bomb disposal experts cleared a Cornish beach to blow up a piece of ordnance that has been there for more than 100 years. The beach at Porthtowan was sealed off as the Navy team, police and coastguard descended to destroy the object.
It was flagged up by RNLI lifeguards who discovered it before the tide came in last night (Thursday, July 18) and covered it up at Lushington Cove.
They called the coastguard who took photos of the rusty item to send to the Royal Navy’s explosives ordnance disposal (EOD) team in Plymouth. The Navy crew said they would have to come down and see it to be able to identify it for certain.