Brighton beach closed over suspected unexploded mortar shell

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image captionA section of Brighton beach was closed following the discovery of a suspected mortar

A section of Brighton beach has been cleared after a suspected unexploded mortar shell was found.

Sussex Police cordoned off an area to the west of Brighton Palace Pier following the discovery of the item.

"The scene has been made safe while we await attendance from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal," a police spokesman said.

Members of the public have been advised to stay away from the area until the beach is reopened.

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image captionPart of the beach next to Brighton Palace Pier remains cordoned off

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