BOMB disposal experts have been called to Mersea Island after reports of a tank shell being found off the island coast.

The Royal Navy team was called before 12pm today.

It is believed the shell dates back to World War Two.

The device, which measured 18 inches by eight inches, was found off Packing Shed Island. 

Experts moved the device to the southwest corner of Cobmarsh Island, where it was detonated.