BOMB DISPOSAL CALLED IN AFTER PROJECTILE FOUND

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Royal Navy Bomb Disposal experts have been in attendance in Bembridge this evening (Thursday) following the discovery of a piece of ordnance on the beach.

Police were alerted to the find, between Paddock Drive and Warner’s Hotel, earlier on today.

Officers have remained on scene for several hours awaiting the arrival of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team from Portsmouth, who travelled across on the 17:00 ferry.

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Island Echo has been told that the ordnance was thought to be a 40mm cartridge and has since been confirmed as a solid shot projectile.

The object has been deemed safe and will be taken back to the Southern Diving Unit’s base on the mainland as it does not need to be detonated.

Police and the Royal Navy stood down from the incident at 18:50.

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GARY
GARY
9 days ago

This is ridiculous, I cannot understand how anyone with slight understanding of munitions cannot deem a spent ‘bullet’ as being harmless. What a waste of resources.

Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
Reply to  GARY
9 days ago

And how would the average Joe acquire his/her “slight understanding”? Generally thought to a dangerous thing itself, a little understanding.

Bansko
Bansko
9 days ago

Am I reading this correctly? It was not a huge bomb looking item, or a mine or something like that BUT was a 40mm bullet? Surely not. Jeez I would not even notice that on a beach!! Bomb Disposal Team?? I must be missing something….???

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  Bansko
9 days ago

attention seekers that need to fill that void in their empty and meaningless lives. It also justifies their walk on the beach during lockdown.

a bullet they could simply have picked up and handed in to the police for disposal.

Big Sue
Big Sue
9 days ago

Many ills are because of the these lawyers, who give No win – No fee type claims to the very ‘aware’ public.

So now, instead of anyone suffering an accident being concerned for the victim, the first thought is ‘how much can we claim’.

Thus the cost to businesses and shops if someone slips on some dropped food or spilt drink, or in these cases if some snow flake repots an ‘object’ which is likely inert, but then turns out dangerous is too much ‘risk’ for authorities to take on.

And it creates jobs, AT OUR COST though.

Kathy
Kathy
Reply to  Big Sue
9 days ago

Seems a lot of dangerous things being washed up nowadays. A dog ate some of that horrid palm oil and was ill the other day.

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