A BOMB squad has been called to a beach after a potentially “highly explosive” ordnance was spotted.
The Selsey Coastguard rescue team was alerted after an object was found on Medmerry Beach, near Chichester, just before 1pm on Monday.
The crew confirmed it was ordnance and a further search on the beach uncovered more parts.
“Photographs were taken and sent to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team,” a spokesman for the Selsey Coast Guard Rescue Team said.
“Unfortunately, the flood covered the items before EOD arrived, so the team was dispatched to return later in the day.”
The ordnance was settled the following afternoon.
“We would like to remind you that this beach is closed to the public as it has many hidden dangers,” the spokesman added.
“If you come across any ordnance or anything suspicious or unusual on the beach, please do not touch it and call 999 and ask for the Coast Guard.
“Ordnance previously found on this beach has been determined to still be highly explosive so please do not touch them and call 999 immediately.
“In the event of an emergency at sea, beach or shore, dial 999 and ask for the Coast Guard.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20667176.bomb-squad-called-sussex-beach-potential-highly-explosive-ordnance-found/?ref=rss A bomb squad called Sussex beach after finding potential “high explosive” ordnance