Controlled Explosion for WWII Mortar Found in Walberswick

A World War Two (WWII) mortar has been destroyed on the beach at Walberswick, Suffolk after it was discovered by builders working on a new water main in the local village.  The Police put in place an exclusion zone before an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team attended and removed the device for destruction at the beach.

The entire coastal area stretching from Southwold to Aldeburgh was requisitioned by the military during WWII and several battle schools were established to allow troops to engage in live firing exercises. Mortars, grenades and ammunition are still regularly found.