A controlled explosion was carried out after a Second World War device was found at a Suffolk beach. 

The device was found at Pakefield beach on Saturday after part of the cliffs collapsed into the sea following high tides and strong winds

Police, rescue officers from HM Coastguard Lowestoft, East Suffolk Council and a bomb disposal team all responded as a 100m exclusion zone was set up ahead of a controlled explosion being carried out by ordinance disposal specialists.

Aviation historian Bob Collis said the reported 'bomb' on Pakefield beach was "actually a Second World War minesweeping float" which would have been used for buoying minesweeping gear.

The cliff fall came on the same night that a high tide and strong winds caused around 30 metres of road to crumble onto the beach further up the coast at Hemsby, in Norfolk.