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Unexploded bomb spotted on beach

An object thought to be an unexploded World War II bomb has been found and blown up on a beach in west Dorset.

The device was discovered on Chesil Beach by a passer-by on Monday afternoon and reported to Portland Coastguard who alerted Dorset Police.

A car park near the main road between Portland and Weymouth was cordoned off and bomb disposal experts called in.

A controlled explosion was carried out on the beach at about 0820 BST, a coastguard spokesman said.


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