AN unexploded Second World War bomb found at a Wirral tip was safely detonated over the weekend.

Emergency services were called to the Veolia West Kirby Recycling Centre at about 3.20pm on Saturday after the device was found in a skip.

Customers and staff at the centre were moved off site and a cordon established as a precaution.

No residential properties were affected.

Merseyside Police said: "The Army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team attended and carried out the safe detonation of the device, a suspected World War II mortar, on West Kirby beach.

"We would like to thank the community for their patience while we dealt with this incident."