Beach find goes down a bomb!

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A MAN sparked an alert when he strolled into his lo­cal po­lice sta­tion with an un­ex­ploded WW2 bomb.

Of­fi­cers had to cor­don off a large area and evac­u­ate res­i­dents af­ter 29-year-old Shan­non Rickard brought in his find.

He thought he had found a col­lec­tor’s item on a lo­cal beach but then learned it could be a bomb af­ter look­ing it up on Google.

He ad­mit­ted: “It was on my lap when I found stuff that matched it on Google.

“I thought ‘I’d bet­ter not put this down’. My arms were aching, it prob­a­bly wasn’t the best thing to do but I knew I couldn’t keep hold of it.”

Bomb dis­posal teams dealt with the de­vice in Bridg­wa­ter, Som­er­set.

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