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500 meter Cordon in place after Unexploded Bomb found near Fareham

500 meter cordon in place after unexploded bomb found near fareham

Police and the UK coastguard have closed off an area of ChillIng Beach in Warsash following the discovery of a further unexploded World War Two piece of ordnance. The cordon is

both water and land based. A Royal Navy bomb disposal team have been called to assist In making the device safe.

The temporary exclusion of 500 metres in the water cover the following area Lat. 50′ 49. 096N Long. 001′ 15. 096W. This is being currently being patrolled by the Hampshire Police marine launch and an MOD launch.


A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: “We were called at 11.47am after a boat came across a piece of historic ordnance in the water off Meon Shore.

“We have attended and put a cordon in place on the beach as a precaution. We are working with the Coastguard.

“Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) are on scene.”

The beach has been cordoned off, with an exclusion zone set up of 500 metres.

Coastguard officers are maintaining the closure, and have advised residents not to approach, or try to pass through, the area.

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