Unexploded Bomb off the Coast of Crow Point Beach


The Royals Navy was asked to take care of an unexploded bomb from the Second World War that has washed up on the beach of Devon after the recent storms.

The device was found on Crow Point beach in Braunton on February 16th. It is believed to be a mortar to illuminate targets.

Police have closed off the area while the Royal Navy worked on the device. The beach has been deemed safe to reenter later on Monday, February 17th.

BBC News reports the discovery of a similar wartime explosives in mine head at Somerset and in Dorset.

Sgt Lee Henderson, of Devon and Cornwall Police, said: “The ferocious seas and weather are thought to be responsible for uncovering or washing up these shells.

“There is clearly the potential for further bad weather to unearth more.”

He urged anyone who saw a suspected explosive on beaches to call 999 immediately and not to approach them.



Evette Champion

Evette Champion is one of the authors writing for WAR HISTORY ONLINE