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Live shell from D-Day practice sessions detonated on beach

The shell surfaced after more than 70 years and was dealt with by a Navy bomb disposal team.

A Second World War explosive hidden on a Scottish beach since rehearsals for the D-Day landings has been blown up.

A Navy bomb disposal team detonated the shell on a beach in Nairn, Moray last week.

The explosive was found by the town’s coastguard search and rescue team during a survey of the beach on Wednesday.

Bomb disposal experts from HMNB Clyde were sent north to safely dispatch the decades-old shell.

The coastguard team said it dated from D-Day landing practice runs which took place around the Moray coast.

Good afternoon Our friends from the Royal Navy bomb disposal team came up to the culbins and disposed of our wee piece...

Posted by Nairn Coastguard search and Rescue team on Sunday, April 1, 2018

Tom Rennie, of the Nairn Coastguard Search and Rescue team, urged anyone who finds something on a beach they are “not sure of” to call 999 and ask for the coastguard.

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