Bomb scare at the beach
Bomb squad officers raced to Ayr beach after a suspicious device washed up on shore.
Noise from a controlled explosion is understood to have been heard as far as two miles away.
Bomb disposal crews raced to Ayr beach last week after a military device washed up on the shore.
Coastguard crews confirmed the item was a phosphorous flare, often used as a marker at sea.
Bomb disposal teams set up a 200m cordon around the shore at around 10am last Wednesday before destroying the device in a controlled explosion.
Coastguard teams said the explosion was a “precautionary measure”.
Noise from the explosion is understood to have been heard as far as two miles away from the site.
A bomb disposal officer on the scene on Wednesday said:“An object washed up on the shore.
“We think it was an explosive device and it was blown up in a controlled explosion.”
Coastguard officers were on the scene, along with three bomb disposal officers in a marked car.
The beach re- opened to the public at around 3.30pm.
Bomb experts On Ayr beach