Bomb squad detonate ordnance device on Scots beach

The controlled explosion was carried out at the Beach Esplanade in Aberdeen. Picture: Creative Commons

The controlled explosion was carried out at the Beach Esplanade in Aberdeen. Picture: Creative Commons

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AN ordnance device washed up on Aberdeen beach has been destroyed in a controlled explosion.

The Beach Esplanade was closed by police as a precaution after officers were informed of the discovery at around 3.40pm on Sunday.

It was later fully reopened but a cordon remained on the beach and bomb disposal experts were called in this morning.

The discovery, thought to be a Second World War device, came just days after a sea mine was safely removed from the Gourock coast.

The mine off the coast of the Inverclyde town was thought to date from either the 1940s or 1950s.

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