Watch the moment Second World War shell is detonated on Gosport seafront

This video shows the moment a Second World War shell washed up on Gosport’s shore was detonated.

Wednesday, 3rd July 2019, 3:03 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd July 2019, 7:33 pm

The device was discovered in the shingle near to Priory Road yesterday by Hardway resident Daniel Hutton.

An exclusion zone was set up around Gosport’s seafront while a bomb disposal team were called to deal with the ordnance.

To watch the clip click on the video at the top of the page.

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The Second World War shell being detonated. Picture: Gosport Borough Council

Mr Hutton, 36, told The News: ‘Our house is right behind it so I was was sat on the wall, waiting for (my wife) Jess to get home.

‘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.’

The bomb was found near Priory Road in Gosport. Picture: Daniel Hutton