81mm Mortar Found at Havant Recycling Tip

A Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was called out after an 81mm mortar was found in a bin at a rubbish tip in Havant.  The fortunate find – which was due to enter the recycling stream – prompted a security cordon to be put in place as the EOD team made the short trip up from Horsea Island.

The mortar was removed to Browndown Range on the Hampshire coast where it was destroyed in a controlled explosion.

See: https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/royal-navy-bomb-disposal-team-from-portsmouth-destroys-mortar-round-found-in-a-bin-at-havant-tip-1-8892895