A wartime explosive device has been safely dealt with in water off a beach near Bognor, in West Sussex.
On Elmer beach in Bognor Regis waiting for the bomb found this morning, to be detonated. Bomb squad has taken the weapon out to sea for the second attempt to detonate pic.twitter.com/PbuO7sVuQD
— Alexis Alley (@alexisalley8) 20 May 2018
“This was a carefully planned operation with police, other emergency services and partners, including the Coastguard, working closely together to provide an effective multi-agency approach to ensure the device was dealt with safely.
“Following advice from military ordnance experts, a number of cordons were put in place to provide a safe distance for members of the public.
“On behalf of all agencies, we thank the local residents who have been involved for their co-operation and their patience.”
Given that my house just shook, I think the Bognor bomb has been disposed of.
— Nicky Cade (@Laranja02) 20 May 2018