June 1, 2020 3.04 pm This story is over 41 months old

Controlled explosion of bombs found in WWII plane wreckage in Cleethorpes

Plane went missing in 1944

A bomb disposal unit carried out a controlled explosion of ammunition found inside a wrecked World War Two aircraft discovered on a beach in Cleethorpes.

The wreckage was originally discovered by Debi Hartley and her partner Graham Holden on a dog walk along the beach.

The aircraft was found 76 years after it initially crash landed in 1944 due to an engine failure.

A bomb disposal unit from the Royal Navy arrived on Saturday, May 30 and carried out a controlled explosion of the ammunition.

The plane has been identified as a Beaufighter TF.X plane from the 254 squadron, and was based at North Coates, just a few miles south of Cleethorpes.

Royal Navy’s Southern Diving Unit 2, which is based in Portsmouth, disposed of the items at around 5.45am.