Wartime bomb detonated on Montrose Beach

The device found on the beach
The device found on the beach

A wartime bomb found by a dog walker on Montrose Beach has been blown up.

The alarm was raised at 11am yesterday morning after the Coastguard received a call from a member of public who was walking his dog near Kinnaber.

The dog walker alerted officers to the possible sighting of an unexploded ordinance.

The device was stuck fast to a rock on the beach at Mains of Kinnaber.

Following investigation by the Montrose Coastguard Rescue Team and a conversation with the Royal Navy EOD, the area was cordoned off.

The Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal detonated the device, which was 18 inches in length and 6 inches wide, in a controlled explosion.

A spokesperson from the Coastguard said if members of find something on a beach and have any concerns they should call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.