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.
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.