Unexploded Shell Found on Beach at Minster, Isle of Sheppey

An unexploded shell has been destroyed in a controlled explosion after washing up on the beach at Minster-on-Sea on the Isle of Sheppey. The shell was found by a walker who alerted the Coastguard, which subsequently informed an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team.

The area around the device was secured whilst the EOD team arrived and carried out a controlled explosion in situ. Such finds are fairly common along the Sheppey coastline, which was at the epicentre of the Battle of Britain during WWII and close to several historic firing ranges, UXO from which is sometiems transported by tidal currents and deposited on local beaches.

See: http://www.kentonline.co.uk/sheerness/news/bomb-squad-called-to-unexploded-119328/