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Eighteen World War Two bombs have been found by two brothers from Walmer at Sandwich Bay

05 March 2014
by Emily Stott


Two brothers from Walmer found eighteen unexploded World War Two bombs whilst beach combing at Sandwich Bay on Monday.

Mark and Jerry Styles decided to visit the beach to see what they could find at the lowest tide of the year.

They then discovered ten shells embedded in the sand and contacted the police at around 7pm.

Mark Styles, 43, an IT consultant for Communicate PLC at the Discovery Park in Sandwich, said: "I didn't know what it was at first, it could have been a bottle. It was dark and covered in mud and barnacles.

"When I got closer I realised it practically had detonator written all over it.

"I stepped away and then I came across the others."


Mr Styles explained that when he phoned the police to say he had found ten bombs he was worried they would think it was a hoax.

It wasn't until an officer visited him at his home in Walmer and he showed pictures he had taken earlier that it became clear this was the 'real deal.'

He added: "I couldn't believe it, it wasn't just one, it was loads of them."

The police then investigated and found the other eight shells.

Kent Police has confirmed the finds and the matter has been reported to the army.

Mr Styles believes that the army could conduct an controlled explosion of the bombs tomorrow.

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