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UPDATED Second suspected unexploded device found in Brighton

Second suspected unexploded device found in Brighton

Another area of Brighton has been cordoned off as police and Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel attend to a suspected unexploded munition – the second in a day.

The rusted item, though to be a small shell, was found in the garden of a house in Chatham Place, Brighton and reported to police at 3.36pm on Monday (May 11).

Road closures have been put in place around the area as a precaution including the junctions with Seven Dials and Old Shoreham Road and Howard Terrace, Howard Place, Bath Street and Prestonville Road.

An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team has been made aware and is due to carry out an assessment at the scene.

Earlier in the day, another device, thought to be an unexploded mortar, was found in an enclosed area off Grand Parade. It was dealt with in a controlled explosion by EOD and police were stood down from the scene shortly before 3pm. The two incidents are not connected.

Update 7:30pm    In s statement form Sussex police

“We would like to inform you that the road closures around the Chatham Place area in Brighton have now been lifted. Our officers and EOD bomb-disposal colleagues were dealing with an unexploded munition, which has now safely been removed.

 

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Second suspected unexploded device found in Brighton Second suspected unexploded device found in Brighton