Bomb squad called to unexploded shell at in industrial site

Sussex Police said an unexploded shell was found at an industrial site this morning (March 7).

Thursday, 7th March 2019, 12:51 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th March 2019, 1:00 pm
Police and a bomb disposal team were called

A police spokesperson said: "Shortly before 7am on Thursday (March 7) an unexploded shell was reported to have been found on industrial premises in Basin Road South, Portslade-by-Sea.

"It is believed it had been hauled up from the seabed by a dredger.

"A military Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit was sent to deal with the weapon by means of a controlled explosion.

"No evacuation was necessary."