Brighton Beach: checks carried out after a bomb allegedly “ washed away ” Brighton News

Checks were carried out on Brighton beach this morning after yesterday’s evacuation due to a suspected bomb.

Part of the beach west of Palace Pier was closed by police for several hours after the discovery of a “possible unexploded mortar shell” at around 2pm.

Officers cordoned off the Albion Spur area at the carousel and said they were awaiting support from the explosive ordnance disposal teams.

However, the suspected explosive was “washed away by the tide,” police said.

A spokesperson for the Royal Navy Bomb Squad in Portsmouth confirmed his squad was not present but said another squad could have handled the incident.

The Argus: Police closed part of Brighton beach yesterday.  Photo: Eddie MitchellPolice closed part of Brighton beach yesterday. Photo: Eddie Mitchell

A passerby at the beach this morning said “everything is calm and open again”, and photos show checks being carried out in the area.

A Coast Guard spokesperson said: ‘Yesterday evening, just after 6.45pm, the Shoreham Coast Guard Rescue Team was dispatched to investigate a report of suspected ammunition on Brighton beach .

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“Sussex Police were also present.

“After a long search, the object was not located.”

Sussex Police have been contacted for an update.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-19 09:57:27