Warning after rise in unexploded bomb reports after storms

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A RISE in reports of unexploded bombs being found has been reported in Hampshire after storms battered the area.

Hampshire police said none of the reports are in the Portsmouth area, but warned any member of the public who finds an unexploded bomb not to touch it and to alert the force.

A spokeswoman said: ‘The adverse weather experienced in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight over the past few days has caused more unexploded shells to wash up on the shoreline or be discovered on flooded land.

‘It is very important for public safety that these items are assessed and removed appropriately.’

Police said unexploded bombs have been found in the Southampton and New Forest areas.

Anyone who discovers items such as this is advised to call police on 101.