Unexploded Shell Found on Whitstable Beach

An unexploded shell, possibly dating from WWII, was found by a member of the public on the beach off Marine Parade in Whitstable, Kent.  Police cordoned off a section of coastline as they waited for an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team to arrive. The EOD team has since removed the device.

The Kentish coast is a common location for Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) finds, with the area heavily exposed to bombing raids and aircraft crashes during the Battle of Britain. Numerous gun and coastal batteries were also located along the coastline to defend against enemy air and naval intrusion.

See: http://www.kentonline.co.uk/whitstable/news/police-descend-on-to-seafront-125858/