UXO on Weymouth Beach

Two devices, thought to be World War Two shells, have been discovered on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.

A Royal Navy bomb disposal team was called after a live 3in (8cm) shell was found shortly before 13:00 BST on National Trust land at Studland.

A 100m cordon was put in place before it was safely blown up.

Earlier, part of Weymouth beach was closed after a member of the public found a 3in (8cm) projectile armour-piercing head.

It was removed after being found to be non-explosive.

A 100m (328ft) cordon was put in place after the item was found in the early hours as there were fears it could have been an unexploded World War Two shell.

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