'Unexploded mine' found on beach turns out to be mooring bollard

A lump of metal suspected of being an unexploded mine turned out to be part of a bollard, police have said.

Monday, 16th April 2018, 12:45 pm
Updated Monday, 16th April 2018, 12:51 pm
The incident happened on Crimdon Beach.

Officers from Cleveland Police were called to a report of an unexploded mine on Crimdon Beach at around 1pm yesterday.

A spokeswoman for the force said: "They attended the scene alongside bomb disposal colleagues and determined that what was believed to be a mine was actually a boat mooring bollard which goes deep into the ground.

The piece of metal which caused the alert. Photo by Cleveland Police.

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"We would like to reassure the public that this is not a dangerous item and it will be left in situ."

The piece of metal which caused the alert. Photo by Cleveland Police.