BOMB DISPOSAL RESPOND TO PROJECTILE ALERT

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projectilesthelens4EXCLUSIVE: Royal Navy Bomb Disposal experts were called to St Helen’s this morning (Thursday) after being alerted to the discovery of a possible explosive.

Police were called to Laundry Lane by a member of the public after they discovered an unknown object in amongst a collection of items, which had been in the family for some time.

Officers alerted the Bomb Disposal team from Portsmouth, who arrived on the Island shortly before 11:00.

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projectilesthelens5After examining the discovery experts deemed it to be safe.

It is believed the solid projectile, used to penetrate like a bullet, could be a 57mm naval projectile from World War II.

The shell was removed by the Royal Navy, who have since returned to Portsmouth.

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