Exclusion zone set up by police after Second World War shell is found on Gosport shoreline

A SHELL has found washed up on Gosport’s shore this evening, scrambling police and a bomb disposal unit to the scene.

Friday, 28th June 2019, 3:52 pm
Updated Tuesday, 2nd July 2019, 10:30 pm
The bomb was found near Priory Road in Gosport. Picture: Daniel Hutton

Hardway resident Daniel Hutton, 36, found the shell in the shingle next to Priory Road earlier this evening, while waiting for his wife to return home.

After phoning the police, an exclusion zone was set up for a bomb disposal unit to deal with the ordnance.

Mr Hutton, who works as a caption writer, said: ‘Our house is right behind it so I was was sat on the wall, waiting for Jess to get home.

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‘I spotted this cylindrical thing on the shingle – as soon as I took a closer look I knew it was a bomb.

‘It was about two inches but didn’t have a case, so I think it may have already been fired.

‘I suppose it’s not unexpected given Gosport’s military history, but it still came as a bit of a surprise.’