AN unexploded bomb is set for detonation after being found in an Essex village.

The unexploded Second World War shell was discovered in the East End Road area of Bradwell-on-Sea on Tuesday (January 23).

This morning (January 26) explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) experts are on hand, with police saying they will “safely deal with the shell”.

A cordon has been put in place, which currently stands at 2km.

EOD experts are planning to safely deal with the bomb this morning at about 10am and police are urging people to avoid the area.

A spokesman said: “The controlled detonation is expected to be loud, but please do not be concerned.

“Thank you for your understanding.”

UPDATE - Police have confirmed the site has been made safe.

A spokesman said: "EOD experts have now safely dealt with the Second World War shell found in Bradwell.

"They have also confirmed there were no explosives inside.

"Thank you for your patience and understanding."