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An unexploded piece of ordnance located during an ongoing dredging operation to prepare for new Royal Navy aircraft carriers in Portsmouth Harbour has been blown up off the Isle of Wight this morning. Shipping and train services had been effected by the 500lb World War Two bomb that was located just after 3am this morning.

Police have working with Ministry of Defence Police, the Royal Navy, Portsmouth City Council, and other organisations to activate a pre-arranged multi-agency plan.
The priority is to keep the public safe and minimise community disruption while the ordnance is detonated by the Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal.
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