Unexploded bomb found in Fairlight

An unexploded bomb was found on the beach by a member of the public yesterday evening (Thursday, May 11).
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The ordinance, believed to be from the Second World War, was discovered in Fairlight Cove just after 7pm.

Dover Coastguard was informed who then notified the Royal Navy’s bomb disposal team.

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A spokesman for Dover Coastguard said the bomb was detonated safely in a controlled explosion at around 8.30am this morning (Friday, May 12).

He said: “We sent a team out yesterday evening but the high tide meant that the sea had covered the ordinance so the team went out again today with the member of the public who showed us where it was.”

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