UXO Found on Scottish Beach Destroyed in Controlled Explosion

An item of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) has been destroyed in a controlled explosion after being unearthed by amateur archaeologists on a Scottish beach. The device, thought to date from WWII, was uncovered on Culbin Sands, Moray, an area used by the military for live firing practice in the build-up to the 1944 D-Day invasion of Normandy.

After the Police were informed, the Coastguard put in place a security cordon around the device, which fortunately remained stable despite being disturbed. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team subsequently arrived to carry out a controlled explosion in situ.

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