Thursday, 11 August 2016

Suspicious object found on Swanage Beach

A section of Swanage beach was cordoned off this afternoon after a suspicious object was found on the beach.

A heavily corroded object was found on the beach close to the Battlegate toilets. A concerned member of the public called the Coastguard concerned it was a piece of ordnance.

The Coastguard were joined by Dorset Police whilst the photos were checked by specialist from an EOD team.

The EOD team liaised direct with Coastguards on scene and talked through several checks to confirm what they thought it was.

Thankfully it was confirmed as a section of cable on this occasion and has been removed for safe disposal.

We would like to thank the public for their patience during this incident.

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