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7:02am 8th August 2014
(Updated 7:02am 8th August 2014)

A world war two bomb has been found on a Cornish beach.

The alarm was raised by lifeguards from Tregantle at Whitsand Bay.

The area was cordoned off when the mortar was discovered.

A bomb disposal squad was scrambled to blow it up.

Officer-in-Charge, Lieutenant Peter Davis said: "This week has required my team to deal with a number of historic items of ordnance dating back to World War Two. 

"The South West was heavily proliferated with munitions as part of preparations for potential invasion and the mounting of Operation Overlord to retake Europe via Normandy.  

"A key lesson is that the degradation of these items makes them inherently more unstable, not safer as some members of the public have felt this week to their hazard. 

"If items are uncovered and people believe them to be explosive ordnance, then it is essential that they are reported to the Police or Coastguard so that disposal can be carried out by authorised personnel." 

7:02am 8th August 2014

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