Seamill Beach incident: Scottish beach reopens after bomb squad carries out controlled explosion

A beach in Ayrshire has reopened after a bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion on Tuesday afternoon.

Seamill beach was closed by authorities after an unsuspecting member of the public stumbled across a cylindrical object in the sand at around 12:30pm.

An Army bomb disposal unit was dispatched to the beauty spot from Edinburgh to assess the suspected ordnance.

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The Coastguard confirmed that the team carried out a controlled explosion on the object later in the day.

The beach is now open for visitors again.

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Seamill beach was closed by authorities after an unsuspecting member of the public stumbled across a cylindrical object in the sand at around 12:30pm.
Seamill beach was closed by authorities after an unsuspecting member of the public stumbled across a cylindrical object in the sand at around 12:30pm.
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