Controlled explosion of a World War One bomb at Watergate Bay.

Video Insp Dave Meredith.

Police are advising members of the public not to approach any suspicious objects on beaches following reports of ordnance being washed up by the recent storms.

Members of the public have contacted police after discovering wartime explosives on beaches in Braunton, Devon, Minehead in Somerset, Dorset and now Watergate Bay.

Sgt Lee Henderson said: “The ferocious seas and weather are thought to be responsible for uncovering or washing up these shells and there is clearly the potential for further bad weather to unearth more.

“We are asking members of the public when out walking to be mindful that these devices are potentially still very dangerous and not to approach or touch them but to call police immediately on 999.”