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VIDEO: World War Two bomb exploded on Perranporth beach

By WBEsme  |  Posted: February 22, 2014

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The Navy bomb disposal unit made the area safe with a controlled explosion.

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An unexploded bomb responsible for the closure of Perranporth beach has now been detonated.

The bomb, believed to be from World War Two, was exploded by the Navy bomb disposal unit at around 4.45pm today.

Devon and Cornwall Police and coastguard crews from St Agnes and Newquay were also in attendance.

Tom Job, manager of the Watering Hole, said: “The whole beach from the surf club was cut off and only the police and bomb squad were allowed on.

“There wasn’t a massive explosion, but there was lots of smoke.

“It was quite loud – it was like a cap gun sound.”

Video courtesy of Ivor Thomson, station officer at the St Agnes coastguard.

The large bomb, which was situated at the far end of Perrnaporth beach, near Perran Sands, was discovered by a member of the public at around 2.30pm.

Beach Road is open again and the area has been made safe.

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