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BOMB DISPOSAL TEAM AT COLLEGE

UPDATED: The Royal Navy Bomb Disposal team from Portsmouth has been seen at the Isle of Wight College tonight (Monday). 

At just before 20:55 the explosive experts and Police entered the grounds of the college in Newport, before stopping near to the recently built sixth form buildings.

A convoy left the site a short time later and exited Newport via Staplers Road.

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It is currently unknown what sparked the call out to the Island, however the Royal Navy team is often called to examine and destroy suspected ordnance.

UPDATE @ 22:20Island Echo understands a piece of ordnance has been destroyed by means of a controlled explosion at Appley Beach in Ryde tonight.

The Royal Navy Bomb Disposal team have now left the scene.

UPDATE TUESDAY – It has been confirmed that the Bomb Disposal team visited not only the Isle of Wight College, but also Ryde School.

The visit to the Island was to safely remove a substance called Dinitrophenyl Hydrazine following a change in guidance on its safe storage from the Department for Education.

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