Shoreham Airport has been closed after the discovery of what was believed to be a Second World War bomb.
Workmen dug up the device, described as approximately a foot long and reported it at 9am this morning (23 May).
A 50 metre cordon – was set up around the object, and then extended to 100 metres.
Although some 700 metres away from the runway, the suspected bomb was within 100 metres of the airport perimeter road.
Therefore, Shoreham airport was shut and flights suspended as a precaution.
A small device, believed to possibly be a WWII bomb has been found during excavations for the flood defences. The airport will cease all flying until we receive the all clear from the MOD’s bomb disposal team. Updates will be posted on NOTAMs.
— BrightonCityAirport (@brightonairport) May 23, 2018
Police and fire fighters attended together with a military Explosive Ordnance Disposal team from Aldershot.
The bomb was identified as a non-explosive dummy round and removed by the EOD at 12.20pm.
The safety cordon has now been removed.