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Images show bomb disposal team carrying out controlled explosion at Norfolk nature reserve

PUBLISHED: 21:40 02 April 2018 | UPDATED: 21:40 02 April 2018

The controlled explosion at Holme Dunes. Picture: Chris Illman

The controlled explosion at Holme Dunes. Picture: Chris Illman

A Royal Navy bomb disposal team has carried out a controlled explosion at Holme Dunes.

The controlled explosion at Holme Dunes. Picture: Chris IllmanThe controlled explosion at Holme Dunes. Picture: Chris Illman

Between 1pm and 2pm on Easter Sunday, an area of the dunes at the Norfolk Wildlife Trust nature reserve was cordoned off by bomb disposal experts and the coastguard.

The controlled explosion at Holme Dunes. Picture: Chris IllmanThe controlled explosion at Holme Dunes. Picture: Chris Illman

Chris Illman had been visiting the dunes at the time, and said: “A Royal Navy bomb disposal team and the coastguard cordoned off a large section of the beach, and made a controlled explosion.”

The controlled explosion at Holme Dunes. Picture: Chris IllmanThe controlled explosion at Holme Dunes. Picture: Chris Illman

Ammunition ranging from small arms rounds to mortar and tank shells are frequently exposed by the tide around the north-west Norfolk shoreline.

The controlled explosion at Holme Dunes. Picture: Chris IllmanThe controlled explosion at Holme Dunes. Picture: Chris Illman

Beaches including Holme and Titchwell were used as firing ranges during the war.

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