Bomb squad removes mortar shell found in Stanmer Park Brighton News

A SUSPECTED unexploded bomb found in a popular park today has been safely removed.

Sussex police cordoned off a section of Stanmer Park earlier today at around 2 p.m. after the discovery of a “possible unexploded mortar shell”.

Officers closed the area at the top of the park on the east side of Stonymere Way with a 100-meter cordon after the shell was reportedly spotted by a cyclist.


However, a demining team arrived at the park this evening and police say the shell was found empty.

A spokeswoman said: “The explosive ordnance disposal team arrived on the scene this evening.

“The shell was found empty and has now been removed.”

It comes after a possible unexploded mortar shell was also found on Brighton beach.

Police evacuated much of the beach west of Palace Pier on April 18 after the suspected unexploded bomb was discovered by a metal detective.

Officers liaised with the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Teams, but the aircraft was later washed out by the tide.

Earlier this month, on April 2, police were called to Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve after reporting an unexploded historic object, just days after the Royal Navy detonated a ‘mortar bomb’ on Devil’s Dyke.

Ammunition has also been found in Bracklesham Bay and Medmerry Beach in Selsey in recent months.

Several pieces of “highly explosive” ammunition were found on the beach at Medmerry in December of last year and a controlled explosion was carried out.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-27 17:39:00