Unexploded Mortar Found on Blackpool Beach

A controlled explosion was undertaken on Blackpool Beach after a suspected mortar was found by a metal detectorist.  Part of the beach was closed by Police as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was mobilised.

One emergency official thought the device may have been a fishing weight, though the necessity of a controlled explosion suggests otherwise.

See: https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/blackpool-beach-mortar-watch-video-footage-of-bomb-disposal-experts-testing-the-unidentified-object-before-a-controlled-explosion-1-9872654