Navy called to deal with '˜bomb' on beach

Royal Navy experts have blown up what was suspected to be a pyrotechnic device on the beach at St Annes.

Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 4:07 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 5:10 pm
The device on the beach

The object, initially believed to be a bomb, was discovered on Monday half a mile out from the shore.

Lytham Coastguard team members attended the scene and made the object secure.

However, as it was suspected to be a piece of Second World War ordnance, the decision was made to call in specialist bomb disposal workers from the Royal Navy.

Royal Navy Bomb Disposal teams attended

A team arrived from Scotland on Tuesday morning.

On assessment the item turned out to be a man overboard marker from the Second World War era.

However as the item was suspected to contained a potential chemical or explosive danger the decision was made to carry out a controlled explosion.

Royal Navy Bomb Disposal teams attended