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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Bullets from wartime found on beach by metal detector enthusiast

A METAL detector enthusiast who unearthed a haul of Second World War bullets on a beach says he is thankful they didn’t fall into the wrong hands.

Darren Davison, who briefly served as a soldier in the 1990s, said he has military knowledge and he is grateful a child did not find the live ammunition.

The 40-year-old was out metal-detecting on Horden beach banks last Tuesday when he found around 40 Lee Enfield 303 rifle bullets and about 50 9mm bullets, which he believes are from a pistol.

Darren, who is dad to Lewis, 11, and Harvey, five, said: “They were about six inches from the surface.

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