Bomb disposal squad called to Northumberland coastal spot

A bomb disposal squad has been called to a Northumberland coastal spot after a possible mortar shell was found this morning.

Police were informed about the object, which had been discovered in the dunes at Buston Links, near Alnmouth, at 10.48am.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal officers are currently on the scene to deal with the device and the area has been cordoned off by officers as a safety precaution.