Unexploded bomb fear sees West Sussex beach closed

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A BEACH was cordoned off after a fisherman found what is believed to be two unexploded bombs from the Second World War.

The coastguard was notified of the discovery close to the beach at Kingsway, Selsey, at about 12.10pm.

Police cordoned off the beach as a precaution and a bomb disposal unit from Portsmouth was called to deal with the incident.

A spokesman for Sussex police said: ‘We got a call to say a fisherman in the middle section of the beach at Kingsway had found what looked like a wartime shell.

‘It was above the high water line.’

Closer inspection revealed that there were two shells – one about eight inches long and the other 15 inches long.

The beach was re-opened at 2.30pm.

A police spokesman added: ‘The bomb disposal unit turned up and removed the items.

‘They have been taken away and the cordon is gone.’