Controlled Explosion Carried out on UXO at Holme Dunes

Picture: Chris Illman

A controlled explosion was carried out over the Easter weekend on an unspecified item of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) found at Holme Dunes Nature Reserve in Norfolk.  A Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team undertook the safe destruction of the device in situ.

This part of the British coastline is a fairly common location for UXO finds. Holme Dunes is located in the vicinity of a former WWII Anti-Aircraft Artillery (AAA) range at Hunstanton and gunnery ranges at Titchwell.  As such, UXO in the marine environment can be washed up onto the dunes during storms or exposed at high tide.