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UPDATED: BOMB DISPOSAL CALLED IN AS ANTI INVASION MINE DISCOVERED ON THE BEACH AT SHANKLIN

260814062 872247810157116 5678904913164998634 NRoyal Navy Bomb Disposal experts have been called to Shanklin to investigate the discovery of an object that is suspected to be an explosive.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team from Portsmouth are expected to arrive on the Esplanade later this afternoon (Wednesday).

Coastguards from Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team are currently on scene at the southern end of the Esplanade.

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A safety cordon has been established until the object can be safely inspected and, if required, destroyed.

UPDATE @ 15:28 – Bomb Disposal have arrived at Shanklin and are carrying out a survey of the object to determine whether or not it needs to be disposed of by means of a controlled explosion.

UPDATE – The device has been successfully destroyed by means of a controlled explosion.

It has been confirmed that the object was an anti-invasion mine, dating back to the war years.

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Reg Dennis
Reg Dennis
7 days ago

if it is an explosive device perhaps they could kill 2 birds with one stone and transport it to East Cowes then after placing it on the non floating bridge detonate it and do us all a favour, they could sink it in the yacht squadrons private marina.

Curlybill
Curlybill
Reply to  Reg Dennis
6 days ago

The things we do to prevent illegal immigration.

Jim Bean
Jim Bean
Reply to  Reg Dennis
5 days ago

What a stupid suggestion

Lee
Lee
7 days ago

I was walking round Rylstone Gardens must have been about 4.45pm and I heard a Terrific bang.
I thought WW3 had started

Betty
Betty
Reply to  Lee
7 days ago

Cruising

Reg Dennis
Reg Dennis
Reply to  Betty
5 days ago

spoken like a true expert on the subject

Dr.jollop
Dr.jollop
Reply to  Lee
7 days ago

Lol, and had it ? And what are you doing walking about on your own for in the dark under the trees and bushes ?
Curiousa and curiousa.

 

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