Landslide uncovers WW2 bombs





The East Riding beach of Mappleton, near Hornsea, was used as a practice bombing range during the Second World War - but the bad weather has led to ground movement which exposed one of the biggest arsenals ever uncovered yesterday.

The fins of many of the bombs have been left sticking out of the mud and rock which has fallen onto the beach.

With holiday crowds flooding to the coast, coastguards are warning visitors thinking of grabbing a souvenir that the bombs may be "highly volatile" and capable of causing tragedy.

Coastguards say the odd item of explosives often turn up in dribs and drabs after being embedded in the cliffs for decades in the area....



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