Bomb squad removes unidentified item from Weymouth Beach

Bomb squad removes unidentified item from Weymouth Beach

Published by Maria Greenwood at 9:37am 13th May 2020. (Updated at 1:10pm 13th May 2020)

Army officers have removed a previously unidentified item from Weymouth Beach.

Police were called this morning and a cordon was put in place after a 'suspicious' item was found on the beach.

It's now believed the item is a flare, and it was taken away 

The cordon has now been lifted and the roads are open.

The roads are still open.police on weymouth esplanade

A spokesman for Dorset Police said:

"Dorset Police received a report at 2.06pm on Tuesday 12 May 2020 that a suspicious item has been found on Weymouth Beach.

"Officers attended and carried out searches but the device was not immediately located and following consultation with the EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) team it was advised that there was believed to be no immediate risk and searches could recommence in the morning.

"At around 8am on Wednesday 13 May 2020 officers located the item.

"A cordon was put in place as a precaution for the safety of members of the public as an EOD team attended.

"The item, which is believed to be a flare, was removed by the EOD team and will be disposed of. The cordon was lifted at around 11.30am."