Flare washed up on Norfolk beach

A military flare has been washed up on Mundesley beach.

A military flare has been washed up on Mundesley beach.

The flare is believed to be a phosphorous military flare, which is used by the Royal Air Force and also by some American airforce craft.

A spokesman for Yarmouth coastguard said the flare was spotted by a member of the public at 10.15am today, who informed the police and the coastguard.

An explosives disposal team has now been called in to safely detonate the flare.


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People are urged to call the coastguard or police if they spot a flare. They may be marked military marine marker flare, and display a warning that they contain phosphorous, which can cause severe burns.

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