Phosphorus Flare Destroyed on Popular Cornish Beach

A controlled explosion was undertaken at the popular Praa Sands beach in Cornwall, after a suspicious device was washed up by the tide.  The Royal Navy dispatched an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team from Plymouth, whilst the local Coastguard established a safety cordon around the item.

The device was confirmed as a potentially hazardous phosphorus flare – a fairly common occurrence on the UK’s beaches – and was therefore destroyed in situ by the EOD team.