Bomb scare closes North Yorkshire beach

York Press: Bomb scare closes North Yorkshire beach Bomb scare closes North Yorkshire beach

PART of Scarborough's South Bay beach was cordoned off by police today, after police received reports of an unexploded bomb.

A member of the public phoned police at just before 5pm to report what they believed to be a military shell on the beach, about 100m from the lifeboat centre in Foreshore Road.

Officers cordoned off the beach as a precaution, and photographs of the item were sent to the Army's bomb squad, who analysed them and confirmed it the item was not an explosive, but a lead weight.

The beach was reopened by 6pm

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