Police have cleared sunbathers from a stretch of Brighton beach after an ‘exploded mortar shell’ was found near the pier. Officers were called down to a section of the area in East Sussex west of Brighton Palace Pier at around 2.20pm today. A member of the public had reportedly found an item – a potential unexploded mortar shell – with a bomb disposal team on their way to inspect the item. A cordon has now been set up at the scene and officers are urging members of the public to stay back while they investigate. Police and PCSO’s clear a section of Brighton beach today after it is believed a detector found a suspect item on the shingle near the pier in East Sussex Police warned people to stay away from the area in East Sussex at around 2.20pm today In a tweet, Brighton and Hove Police said: ‘A section of beach west of Brighton Palace Pier has been cordoned off after an item – possibly an unexploded mortar shell – was found. ‘The scene has been made safe while we await attendance from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal. ‘Please stay away from the area in the meantime.’ RELATED ARTICLES Previous… Read full this story
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