Explosives are set off

EXPLOSIVES were found by workers who were dredging the Solent to make room for the arrival of aircraft carriers.

Wednesday, 23rd March 2016, 6:01 am
Updated Wednesday, 23rd March 2016, 9:12 am

An old bomb casing was found on Sunday afternoon and it was detonated by the Royal Navy’s Bomb Disposal Team yesterday at 1.20pm, a mile from the Isle of Wight.

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A Royal Navy spokesman, said the casing had contained a small amount of explosives. It was stored on the dredger until it could be disposed of safely.