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ORDNANCE DATING BACK TO 1850 FOUND AT TOTLAND BEACH

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Royal Navy Bomb Disposal experts are working alongside HM Coastguard at a beach in the West Wight tonight (Tuesday). 

It is at Totland Beach that a possible piece of ordnance has been discovered.

Freshwater Independent Lifeboat and The Needles Coastguard Rescue Team are both on scene.

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The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team rushed to the incident at around 18:45. The experts were already on the Island dealing with a grenade in Ryde, as previously reported by Island Echo.

UPDATE @ 21:55 – A controlled explosion has been carried out by the Bomb Disposal team following the erection of a 200m cordon.

The incident has been brought to a close.

UPDATE @ 22:45 – It has been confirmed that the object was found by a member of the public at around 18:00.

The ordnance was dated as being from the mid 1800s.

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It’s a berm , what’s a berm , boooom

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