An explosion was carried out on one of Sussex's most popular beaches over the bank holiday weekend.

Selsey Coastguard Rescue Team was called to West Wittering beach, near Chichester, shortly before 3.30pm on Sunday after reports of potential ordnance.

The Bomb Squad was called and put a cordon in place before carrying out the controlled explosion.

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No injuries were reported and people were moved away from the area.

A spokesman for the coastguard team said: "If you come across anything suspicious on the beach please do not touch it and call the coastguard straight away.

"Ordnance comes in all different shapes and sizes and ordnance found on nearby beaches has been found to still be highly explosive so please don't touch it and call 999 and ask for the coastguard."

The discovery comes after ordnance was found at nearby Medmerry Beach earlier this year.

On one day Selsey Coastguard Rescue Team found 50 pieces strewn across the beach, which is now closed to the public in some areas because of the potential danger.