World War II bomb found by walker blown up on Jersey beach

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World War II bomb found by walker blown up on Jersey beach

A World War II bomb found by a walker on Friday at a Jersey beach has been detonated by a bomb disposal expert.

Police put a 100m cordon in place at Jersey's West Park beach while the live shell was destroyed in a controlled explosion in St Aubin's Bay.

It was not the first explosive device discovered by the man who found it.

According to the BBC, the 10.5mm high explosive was probably fired from one of the gun emplacements along the coast during the German Occupation.

The island's bomb expert, Stuart Elliot, strapped it to a fuse and detonated it, and said it must have failed on fire when launched by the Germans, reports This Is Jersey.

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