BOMB DISPOSAL TEAM CALLED TO YARMOUTH

bombdisposalruralUPDATED: Royal Navy Bomb Disposal experts from the mainland are this morning (Friday) en-route to Yarmouth, where a member of the public has walked into the local Police station with what is believed to be a World War II 30mm anti-aircraft round.

The Royal Navy team were alerted to the incident earlier this morning and having traveled across on the Wightlink ferry from Portsmouth, are now on their way to Yarmouth Harbour where the West Wight police station is located, according to the Royal Navy.

The Harbour Master’s building, which houses the Safer Neighborhood Team office, is understood to have been cordoned off.

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UPDATE @ 13:01 – A Royal Navy spokesperson has confirmed that the item, a 20mm round, has been deemed safe by bomb disposal experts and has been collected from Yarmouth to be returned to Portsmouth.

All areas have now reopened.

 

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