Anti-tank bomb explosion at Gibraltar Point

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A controlled explosion of an anti-tank mine took place today (Tuesday) at around 9am on the beach at Gibraltar Point, Skegness.

A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said: “A metal detectorist discovered the device at approx. 2.15pm yesterday.

“We put a cordon in place and kept a scene guard until the Royal Navy’s bomb disposal people came and dealt with it at 9am this morning.”

Due to the bomb emerging from the sea, underneath the sand, the second World War bomb was exploded in a controlled explosion by a specialist Royan Navy disposal team who travelled from Portsmouth to the Skegness Nature Reserve to make the area safe.