Bomb scare at Southsea beach

POLICE cordoned off part of a beach over a report of an unexploded bomb.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 24th November 2016, 11:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 11:51 am
Police said the item is not a bomb
Police said the item is not a bomb

But when officers examined the item, found near Southsea Beach Cafe, it turned out to be a ground spike.

Hampshire police were called at 10.21am, a spokesman said.

He added: ‘Police were called at 10.21am by a member of the public reporting they had found suspected unexploded ordnance on Southsea beach.

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‘A cordon was put in place.

‘Following enquiries, the object was deemed not to be unexploded ordnance.

‘The local council is dealing with the item.’