Mortar bomb discovered at Heysham

A MEMBER of the public discovered a mortar bomb on the beach at Half Moon Bay on Sunday.

An explosives ordnance and disposal unit are on their way to the scene today, Monday, in order to carry out a controlled explosion on the device, which is said to be 16” in length, with fins.

Graham Parr, coastguard watch manager, said: “A member of the public discovered the piece of ordnance at Half Moon Bay yesterday.

“We’ve found more than a few of these in the area.

“It is unclear whether the mortar bomb is spent or intact.

“Once the tide goes out, it will be located again.”

The team from Faslane were expected to arrive in the area at approximately 6pm to dispose of the mortar.