Emergency services called as explosive torpedo found near beach.

A suspected explosive World War Two device has been 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.

– The Weston Mercury