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- The Knoll beach cafe in Studland was evacuated after a member of the public brought in what appeared to be a Second World War canon shell into the information kiosk
- A 200 metre cordon was put in place
- The bomb disposal team were called and have taken the ordnance away.
At 2.15pm the National Trust spokesman confirmed the army bomb disposal team had arrived and taken the ordnance away.
The cordon has now been lifted.
Staff evacuated the cafe, kiosks and toilets. They implemented a 200 metre cordon, which effectively closed the car park.
The Knoll Beach Cafe has now been reopened, says the National Trust.
A spokesman told the Daily Echo that cafe staff decided to err on the side of caution after a member of the public brought what appeared to be a Second World War canon shell to the information kiosk around midday.
Knoll Beach cafe, shop etc closed due to unexploded WWII ordnance. Bomb squad on their way - I'll update when I know more.— @NTPurbeck 15 July 2014
We've been sent this picture of the evacuated beach by a reader
Just spotted the Bomb Disposal truck with lights & sirens heading across Mannings Heath roundabout— @chrispinto 15 July 2014
There are reports Knoll beach cafe in Studland has been evacuated
It is understood an unexploded bomb has been found near to the scene
A bomb disposal team is en-route to the beach