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UNEXPLODED SHELL DISCOVERED IN COWES

Bomb disposal teams from the mainland are en-route to Cowes this afternoon after an unexploded shell was discovered at a local business.

Police are currently in attendance at Isle of Wight Aggregates on Arctic Road in the town after the ordinance was discovered shortly after 15:00.

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Officers from the Hampshire Constabulary Marine Policing Unit are patrolling the River Medina, keeping vessels a safe distance away from the scene.

Cowes was subjected to heavy bombing during World War II, with several unexploded devices having been found in the past.

More to follow.

 

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