Explosion in Shoreham as 'ordnance' found on board dredger

A controlled explosion took place in Shoreham this afternoon after 'ordnance' was found on board a dredger.

Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 6:47 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 6:50 pm
Unexploded ordnance was found in Shoreham today. Picture: Shoreham Coastguard

Shoreham Coastguard was paged this afternoon to reports of a piece of ordnance on the dredger City Of Cardiff.

Liasing with Shoreham Port, the British Army detonation squad were called out, and safely removed the item and conducted a controlled detonation ashore.

A spokesman for Shoreham Coastguard said: "Thank you to the captain of the dredger for his hospitality".

Unexploded ordnance was found in Shoreham today. Picture: Shoreham Coastguard
Unexploded ordnance was found in Shoreham today. Picture: Shoreham Coastguard