Bomb found on Gwynedd beach to be detonated today
A “bomb” discovered on a North Wales beach will be exploded this morning.
North Wales Police has closed a section of Porth Neigwl (Hell’s Mouth) near Abersoch with a 100m corden in place after the device was found by a dog walker at around 4pm yesterday (Sunday).
The bomb squad attended the scene and coastguard and police officers will remain in the area until the Ministry of Defence “dispose” of the unexploded bomb today, according to police.
Members of the public are being urged to avoid the area.
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North Wales Police tweeted: “A 100m cordon is in place with coastguard and police remaining in the area until the MOD dispose of the device tomorrow morning. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area in the meantime.”
The device was found on the water’s edge by Nigel Matthews from Abersoch.
He told the Daily Post: “I was walking along the beach with my wife and our three dogs and I saw something at the water’s edge.
“I went over to it and said to myself ‘that’s a bomb’ and I called the police.
“I moved it from the water because I didn’t want to leave it in case it floated off again. The sea was pretty rough and at 3.30pm it was just an hour after high water.
“I took it higher up the beach and took some photos of it which I sent to the police.” Gwynedd beach boss says Borth-y-Gest debris left by revellers worst so far.
He said markings on the object, which is about 14 inches long, were in French.
Mr Matthews added: “It looks like a naval device as it also mentions the word maritime but I’ve got no idea what it’s for or why it’s been washed up on the beach.”
– Daily Post