Unexploded Mortar Found at Smeale on the Isle of Man

An unexploded mortar was destroyed in a controlled explosion after being found by a metal detectorist near the beach at Smeale on the Isle of Man.  After the Police were informed, the Coastguard put in place a security cordon overnight before the arrival of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team.  The EOD team carried out a safe detonation.

The northern coast of the Isle of Man was extensively used during WWII for bombing and gunnery practice, in addition to military training activities.

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