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Air-dropped 8 pound practice bombs recovered from Balls Point, Magilligan

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Police, Army Technical Officers and HM Coastguard were tasked to the foreshore near Balls Point, Magilligan this afternoon following the suspected discovery of multiple items of ordnance.

The discovery was made by a local family.

A spokesperson for HM Coastguard said;

“Along with other emergency services the items were quickly confirmed as air-dropped 8 pound practice bombs.

“While they were only made of solid metal for practice drops, they would have once contained an explosive smoke marker so were still potentially very hazardous.

“A total of 78 were collected and taken away!

“The Coastguard are very grateful to the family who found them, they did the right thing in reporting their find. If you find any suspicious objects around the foreshore, dial 999 Coastguard.”

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