Artillery shells 'made safe' after being found near Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower in Gosport as police call bomb disposal team was called to scene

BOMB disposal experts have attended a Gosport museum after police uncovered several ‘shells’ at the site.

Wednesday, 6th July 2022, 3:17 pm
Updated Wednesday, 6th July 2022, 3:47 pm

Gosport police reported that ‘four or five shells’ had been discovered at the Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower on June 29.

Residents had been warned to stay clear of the site, on Priddy’s Hard, and Heritage Way, which leads to the museum.

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Gosport police posted to Twitter a picture of the suspicious 'shells' found and made safe by a bomb disposal team called to the Gosport museum.

Officers have reopened Millennium Bridge and now declared the area safe after an inspection by a bomb disposal team.

In a statement on social media, an officer wrote: ‘(Explosive Ordnance Disposal team) have attended and made safe the shells. Thank you to you all for your patience throughout.’

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Police have warned the public to 'avoid' the Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, in Gosport, and Heritage Way. Picture: Google Street View.

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