Explosion in Shoreham as 'ordnance' found on board dredger

A controlled explosion took place in Shoreham this afternoon after 'ordnance' was found on board a dredger.

Unexploded ordnance was found in Shoreham today. Picture: Shoreham Coastguard
Unexploded ordnance was found in Shoreham today. Picture: Shoreham Coastguard

Shoreham Coastguard was paged this afternoon to reports of a piece of ordnance on the dredger City Of Cardiff.

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Liasing with Shoreham Port, the British Army detonation squad were called out, and safely removed the item and conducted a controlled detonation ashore.

A spokesman for Shoreham Coastguard said: "Thank you to the captain of the dredger for his hospitality".

Unexploded ordnance was found in Shoreham today. Picture: Shoreham Coastguard
Unexploded ordnance was found in Shoreham today. Picture: Shoreham Coastguard