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.