Tuesday 21 November 2017

Alert as wartime mine washes up on Irish beach

A controlled explosion was carried out.
A controlled explosion was carried out.

Staff Reporter

PSNI and Coastguard personnel were called in to investigate after what appeared to be a naval mine washed up on a beach late yesterday afternoon.

Army Ammunition Technical Officers were also summoned to the scene at Ballycastle, Co Antrim.

The Carrickmore Road and part of Ballycastle Golf Club were closed to allow a controlled explosion.

Mines were laid close to the entrance to Lough Foyle during the Second World War in order to protect Allied shipping using Londonderry's port during the Battle of the Atlantic.

Belfast Telegraph

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