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Last Updated: Wednesday, 15 March 2006, 17:10 GMT
'Unexploded bomb' found on beach
Policeman guarding beach: photo from Neil Tinning
A policeman standing guard on the beach at Seaton Sluice
A cordon placed around part of a Northumberland beach following the discovery of what was believed to be an unexploded bomb has been lifted.

Police were called to the Links in Seaton Sluice after reports that a device had been washed ashore.

An army bomb disposal squad arrived from Catterick Garrison, and found it to be an inert device, probably a World War II munitions shell.

It was removed by police, and the area re-opened to the public.

Two nearby roads which were closed during the alert are also now open to traffic.

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