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Bomb disposal teams at Minnis Bay as beach cordoned off after wartime device found

Police cordoned off a section of beach to allow for bomb disposal teams to move in.

A suspected wartime device was unearthed today at Minnis Bay, Birchington, and subsequently blown up by experts.

The seafront at Minnis Bay. Stock pic
The seafront at Minnis Bay. Stock pic

Officers set up a cordon and moved people off the beach, near The Parade, as a precaution.

Specialist Army teams were brought in and surveyed the unexploded bomb before safely disposing it.

A force spokesman said: "Police was called at 12.10pm on Monday 29 June 2020 to a report of a suspected wartime munition near The Parade, Minnis Bay, Birchington."

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