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Controlled explosion on Formby beach: update from Merseyside Police

Following the controlled detonation of an explosive device at Formby beach today (26 February), Merseyside Police have provided the following statement:

Merseyside Police can confirm that officers are in attendance at Formby beach today (Friday 26 February) following the discovery of a suspected unexploded ordnance device. 

Officers were called around 5.30pm yesterday (Thursday 25 February) after the device was found by a member of the public.

The device has now been safely detonated by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team.  

A cordon remains in place in the Victoria Road area while safety checks are completed. 

We would like to thank the community for their patience while we deal with the incident.