Live ammunition find at Huttoft sparks public warning

A SECOND live ammunition find in the local area this week has led to a clear safety warning to the public.

Live rounds were discovered at Huttoft beach on Monday, the same day as two unexploded World War 2 bombs were found at Manby Motorplex, near Louth.

A member of the public found the bullets on the beach and took them into Alford Police Station. The police then alerted the Mablethorpe Coastwatch crew before the rounds were taken away for disposal by one of Lincolnshire Police Road Policing Units.

National Coastwatch are very concerned that the public are not heeding their warnings as to the dangerous nature of such finds.

Keith Arthey, of the Mablethorpe NCI team, said: “NCI Mablethorpe advise members of the public finding such articles to leave them where they are, do not touch them.”

Keith advises that finders call 999 as soon as possible, marking the spot with some debris. Although mobile phones should not be used nearby as it could trigger the mechanism.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson confirmed that the bullets were handed in by a member of the public and taken away for disposal.