WATCH: Unexploded bomb blown up on beach

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An unexploded Second World War bomb found in the River Tyne has been detonated in a controlled explosion.

The 3ft shell was discovered by workers dredging the river yesterday morning, and brought to shore on a barge.

Police were called to the former Swan Hunter site in Wallsend at 11.30am, and evacuated workers.

This morning, a controlled detonation of the munition was carried out at Longsands beach, Tynemouth.

A 200-metre cordon was put in place while the detonation was carried out, and extra officers were in the area to speak to people and offer reassurance.

The bomb is detonated in a controlled explosion at Longsands beach at Tynemouth.

The bomb is detonated in a controlled explosion at Longsands beach at Tynemouth.