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'Bomb' scare was damp squib

False alarm in the west for emergency services

Emergency services were called to reports of an unexploded bomb earlier.

A large rusted metal object was washed up on Port Mooar beach, near Peel, where it was discovered by a member of the public.

Coastguards were summoned to the scene - only to find it was a false alarm.

Officers have used the opportunity to remind people to stay away from any 'unusual or suspicious' items they discover on the beach, and dial 999.

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