Yaverland beach on lockdown after Flare find

yaverland beach on lockdown after flare find

Officers from Hampshire Constabulary have placed part of Yaverland beach on lockdown for the army to safely destroy a number of unsafe flares that were found by a member of the public.

Officers were called this morning after a dog walker alerted them to a suspected find.

The Aldershot-based team were deployed to the Isle of Wight tasked with safely disposing of a number of expired flares. The flares were deemed too unsafe to transport to the mainland.

A cordon has been put up around a section of the beach and members of the public are being kept away from the 80 metre exclusion zone

The first detonation failed to fully destroy the items, so a second detonation was carried out in front of gathered onlookers.