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.
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 @ 22:20 – Island 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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