An unexploded bomb has been found on a beach near Lancashire, with a large emergency response at the scene.

Police and bomb disposal officers were called at around 5.30pm yesterday (February 25) to reports that a suspected unexploded ordnance device had been found.

A member of the public found the device and alerted the authorities.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team have now detonated the bomb, officers confirmed.

A large police presence remains at the scene today (February 26) with a cordon in place in the Victoria Road area while safety checks are completed.

Officers have thanked the public for their patience while the incident was ongoing.

A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: "Merseyside Police can confirm that officers are in attendance at Formby beach today (Friday 26 February) following the discovery of a suspected unexploded ordnance device.

"Officers were called around 5.30pm yesterday (Thursday 25 February) after the device was found by a member of the public.

"The device has now been safely detonated by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team.

"A cordon remains in place in the Victoria Road area while safety checks are completed.

"We would like to thank the community for their patience while we dealt with the incident."

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