Unexploded dynamite in Old Colwyn causes disruption

August 16, 2020

It has been reported that a stick of unexploded dynamite discovered off the seafront in Old Colwyn was the reason for a controlled explosion yesterday evening.

Just after 5pm emergency services were called to the bottom of Cliff Gardens following the discovery of a what appeared to be an unexploded device on rocks and the beach was subsequently sealed off.

Following the arrival of an Army Bomb Disposal team, the identified explosive device was safely detonated at the scene.

The discovery caused mass disruption not only to the immediate promenade area but also to the A55 with Junction 23 at Llanddulas to Junction 22 in Old Colwyn closed for an hour.

All roads opened soon after the dynamite was detonated. Police are said to be looking into the origins of the explosive and how it came to land so close to the promenade area.  

The incident occurred near the new Active Travel route which has recently opened up in Old Colwyn.