Unexploded ‘detonator’ found at Birnbeck Pier

Bomb disposal units at Birnbeck Pier. Photo by Neil O'Donoghue.

Bomb disposal units at Birnbeck Pier. Photo by Neil O'Donoghue. - Credit: Archant

Bomb disposal teams were called to Weston-super-Mare’s Birnbeck Pier yesterday after archaeologists found what is believed to be a historic unexploded detonator at the site.

The unexploded object close to Birnbeck Pier. Photo by Neil O'Donoghue.

The unexploded object close to Birnbeck Pier. Photo by Neil O'Donoghue. - Credit: Archant

The cylindrical object was found yesterday (Monday) and was photographed by the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust’s Neil O’Donoghue, who then sent the image to police.

Mr O’Donoghue said: “Concerned that it could well be a danger to the public, the police in turn contacted the Royal Logistics Corps, who sent a unit to attend the site.

“After examination, including x-rays the object was deemed safe for removal and was taken away for specialist disposal.”