Bomb disposal operation in Cowes

By Sara Bryce

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

 

ROYAL Navy bomb disposal experts were called to the Isle of Wight last night (Monday) after a shell and rounds from the Second World War were found.

A Royal Navy spokesman said the team from Portsmouth was called to the aggregates yard on Arctic Road, Cowes, after the 4 inch shell, and two 1.5 inch rounds were brought in on a dredger.

A controlled explosion of the wartime ordnance was carried out at 5.45pm.

It was thought they had been dredged up from the seabed around Selsey.

Reporter: sarab@iwcpmail.co.uk

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