Navy called to deal with ‘bomb’ on beach

The device on the beach
The device on the beach
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Royal Navy experts have blown up what was suspected to be a pyrotechnic device on the beach at St Annes.

The object, initially believed to be a bomb, was discovered on Monday half a mile out from the shore.

Royal Navy Bomb Disposal teams attended

Royal Navy Bomb Disposal teams attended

Lytham Coastguard team members attended the scene and made the object secure.

However, as it was suspected to be a piece of Second World War ordnance, the decision was made to call in specialist bomb disposal workers from the Royal Navy.

A team arrived from Scotland on Tuesday morning.

On assessment the item turned out to be a man overboard marker from the Second World War era.

However as the item was suspected to contained a potential chemical or explosive danger the decision was made to carry out a controlled explosion.