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Controlled explosion makes safe artillery shell found at Luce Bay

=A CONTROLLED explosion was used to make safe ordnance discovered in Luce Bay. Coastguard teams established a 500m safety cordon around the device while Explosive Ordnance Disposal experts evaluated the weapon and made it safe. It is is not clear what the device was. Parts of Luce Bay have long been used as a bombing and weapons testing range and an estimated million tons of war surplus explosives were dumped in Beaufort's Dyke, off the west coast of the Rhins. There have been several incidents where so-called legacy weapons have washed up on Wigtownshire's shoreline. The Coastguard later posted a video of the moment the controlled explosion was triggered.

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