Priddy Hard Gosport sealed off after suspect find

An area around Priddys hard has been sealed off after the find of what is believed to be ordnance. Coastguard rescue teams have sealed off an area and are awaiting the arrival of the EOD.

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Blue and white tape has been erected near to the bridge and coastguard officers are directing, people away from the area. The area remains sealed off and people are being asked to stay away from the sealed off area. It’s uderstood that eight pieces of ordanace has beenfound.   A number of bait diggers have been evacuated from the area and moved to safety by the coastguard teams.

It is understood that the find was uncovered whilst out searching for missing kaykers that sparked a search just after 6.30 on Saturday morning. Coastguard search and rescue search teams on foot uncovered a number of items that are thought to be unexploded ordnance and a brown box of unexploded shells a 50 meter cordon has been put in place and Police MOD boat is standing guard. It is understood that it would be too dangerous to work under darkness and the rising tide. Two coastguard officers have gone back out and the items have been marked by the coastguard as the incoming tide is rising and light is fading. It is understood that Royal Navy bomb disposal experts will be attending at first light to carrying out an assessment of the munitions found.
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