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14/01/2020

The continuing Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) hazard at Medmerry Beach in Selsey, West Sussex, continues after yet another find.  Having been alerted to a UXO find by the Coastguard, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team carried out a search of the surrounding beach and found more ordnance.

 

With the tide coming in, the locations of the UXO were marked and a controlled explosion undertaken the following morning.

 

This is the latest in a series of UXO finds at the beach, which was used as a bombing and air-to-ground firing range during World War Two.  Coastal erosion and winter storms periodically expose ordnance that has been left in situ for more than 70 years.

 

See: https://www.chichester.co.uk/news/this-is-why-you-may-have-heard-an-explosion-in-selsey-1-9201053