bombdisposalarcticroadcowesUPDATED: Bomb Disposal experts are this afternoon (Wednesday) attending an aggregate site in Cowes where munitions were discovered earlier this morning.

The Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal team from Portsmouth have in the last few minutes arrived at Medina Wharf on Arctic Road, Cowes where a cordon has been put in place around the discovered explosives.

rp_policetape400-350x232.jpgPolice were alerted to the discovery at around 08:00 this morning, requesting the assistance of the EOD team, who traveled to the Island on the 13:00 ferry from Portsmouth.

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There is no danger to the public.

UPDATE @ 14:30 – A controlled explosion is due to be carried out on a total 6 shells.

The shells, which are so badly corroded an age cannot be established, are said to be ranging in size between half an inch to two inches in length.

The Royal Navy specialists were called to the same location back in April when they destroyed 10 shells.

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