Bomb scare at Southsea beach

A metal spike that sparked a bomb scare on Southsea beach on November 24. Picture: Portsmouth City Council
A metal spike that sparked a bomb scare on Southsea beach on November 24. Picture: Portsmouth City Council
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POLICE cordoned off part of a beach over a report of an unexploded bomb.

But when officers examined the item, found near Southsea Beach Cafe, it turned out to be a ground spike.

Following enquiries, the object was deemed not to be unexploded ordnance

Hampshire police spokesman

Hampshire police were called at 10.21am, a spokesman said.

He added: ‘Police were called at 10.21am by a member of the public reporting they had found suspected unexploded ordnance on Southsea beach.

‘A cordon was put in place.

‘Following enquiries, the object was deemed not to be unexploded ordnance.

‘The local council is dealing with the item.’