Bomb squad swoop on Norfolk beach after 'unexploded device' found

Breaking: Bomb squad swoop on Norfolk beach after ‘unexploded device’ is found in car park

  • Device found at beach car par at Horsey Gap, north of Great Yarmouth, today
  • Norfolk Police have closed off car park and have advised people to avoid area
  • They say this follows reports of an ‘unexploded device’  found in the car park

A bomb squad has today swooped on a Norfolk beach after an ‘unexploded device’ was found in a car park.

The device was found at the beach car park at Horsey Gap, near Horsey, north of Great Yarmouth, earlier today.

The car park has been closed and people have been advised to avoid the area.

An Explosive Ordnance Disposal team is assessing the item. A cordon has been put up in place as a precaution.

A Norfolk Police spokesperson said: ‘We are asking people to avoid Horsey Gap this morning, after we received reports of an unexploded device found at the beach car park. 

The device was found at the beach car park at Horsey Gap (pictured: the beach at Horsey Gap), near Horsey, north of Great Yarmouth, earlier today

The car park has been closed and people have been advised to avoid the area. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal team is assessing the item. Pictured: Seals at the beach at Horsey Gap

‘The car park will be closed while the device is safely contained and assessed.’

Horsey Gap is a popular location for nature-lovers who visit the area to see seal pups during the winter months. 

The seals are there in late October through to February.

Horsey beach had 2069 seals that were born there between 2019 and 2020 and has a viewing platform to allow watchers to see the seals from a safe distance.

Horsey Gap is said to be one of the best places in Norfolk to see the seals, which attract more than 70,000 people to the area each year.

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