Pillars removed by bomb disposal unit in Gosport

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THE Royal Navy’s Bomb Disposal Unit have blown up two concrete pillars in Gosport.

The pillars were around 300m from the shore at Stokes Bay beach. They had been causing an obstruction for sailors and fishermen.

Some people in Alverstoke noticed a tremor following the explosion.

The two 8m long pillars were removed and are now lying at the bottom of the seabed.

A spokesman for the Royal Navy said: ‘They had been a nuisance to fishermen and the yachting community so we went down and blew them up and removed them.

‘They were removed by controlled explosion. They are now lying on the seabed. They are no longer in anybody’s way.’