Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Unexploded WW1 bomb found at East Cowes building site

WW1 bomb shell Image copyright Isle of Wight Radio
Image caption The WW1 shell, measuring nine inches by 14 inches, was detonated at Yaverland Beach

An unexploded World War One bomb has been found at a building site in East Cowes.

The site, in Kingston Road, was cordoned off by Hampshire Police earlier as the Army investigated the unexploded device.

Surrounding roads were also closed while bomb experts assessed the find, police said.

The Royal Navy disposal team carried out a controlled explosion at Yaverland Beach.

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