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Unexploded shells found in Kent seaside town blown up

Five unexploded World War II shells have been blown up by bomb disposal experts in Kent.

Police in Folkestone were called to Hythe Road in Dymchurch at midday on Wednesday after the shells were dug up by contractors.

The area was cordoned off and a controlled explosion was carried out just before 1400 GMT.

The Bofors anti-aircraft shells were believed to have been buried on the beach and were very rusty, police said.



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