Bomb squad called out in Chichester

The yacht being towed to safety. Credit: Gafirs

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A ROYAL Navy bomb disposal squad was called to a suspected unexploded device.

Police cordoned off the area near Shopwhyke Nurseries, Chichester, and Southern Diving Unit 2 from Portsmouth attended yesterday.

Leading diver Dale Magnus said the item was thought to be a detonator cord from a shell. The squad removed the device and took it away to be examined.

Shopwhyke Nurseries and Shopwhyke Chic were shut for several hours.