WWII bomb detonated off Beachy Head

  • 28 March 2013
  • From the section Sussex

Bomb disposal experts have detonated a WWII bomb brought up in fishing nets by a boat off East Sussex.

The vessel, called Joanna C, was off Beachy Head roughly two miles (3.2km) south east of Sovereign Harbour.

Emergency services said the two-man crew was told by the coastguard to anchor offshore until the bomb disposal team arrived from Portsmouth.

In February 2011, a 20ft-long bomb was discovered floating five miles off Beachy Head by a fisherman.

It was recovered by bomb disposal experts.

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