A controlled explosion had to be carried out  following the shock discovery of a Second World War artillery shell on a Moray farm.

The Royal Navy bomb disposal team were called out to Wester Coltfield farm near Forres, where a farmer had discovered the piece of war ordnance in one of his fields.

Police first attended at 11.30am, with the area around the shell secured and the device collected by the disposal team later in the afternoon.

It was then taken to nearby Roseisle Beach, where it was safely detonated by the specialist unit.

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