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

Facebook Icon Twitter Icon Delicious Icon

More News

1 - 2 - 3 - 4

Most Read

  1. Missing man's body found

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  2. Former vicar jailed for child abuse

    Monday, July 28, 2014

  3. Rare birds breeding on Island

    Monday, July 28, 2014

  4. Road closed due to fractured water main

    Monday, July 28, 2014

  5. Homes without water after main bursts

    Monday, July 28, 2014

View our Elgin Traffic & Travel Map