Emergency services have been called following the discovery of an explosive torpedo.

The suspected explosive World War Two device was blown up this afternoon (Sunday) near Sand Bay beach in Weston-Super-Mare.

The item was discovered yesterday lunchtime (Saturday) and a 1.5km safety cordon was put in place by emergency services.

The incoming tide meant the controlled explosion had to take place today instead, led by the Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Unit.

Coastguard teams from Burnham-on-Sea, Clevedon and Weston all were involved in the operation.

UK UXO Disposal Services

We are one of very few UXO contractors in the UK with a police ‘acquire and keep’ licence. This means we can purchase serviceable explosives and store them in our magazine. We carry out short-notice demolitions across the UK, including the destruction of time-expired pyrotechnics and out of tolerance explosive products.

Learn more about our UXO disposal here.

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Torpedo found on somerset beach