REMOVING unexploded bombs from Southend foreshore has cost more than £20,000 in expenses over the past five years, the Echo can reveal.

The bomb squad has been called out to remove devices 41 times since 2008, with each call-out costing an average of £520.

The figures were obtained by the Echo in a Freedom of Information request.

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