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Royal Navy bomb disposal team carries out blast on Sheppey as explosives found by dog walker on Shellness beach

28 August 2014
by Lewis Dyson

An explosive found on a Sheppey seafront has been destroyed in a controlled blast this morning.

The unknown device was found by a man walking his dog along Shellness beach at around 7pm yesterday.

He alerted Thames Coastguard before Andy Redman and Jill French from the Sheppey team were sent to investigate the item.

Moment the explosive found on Shellness beach was blown up

Moment the explosive found on Shellness beach was blown up

They sent a photo to Royal Navy bomb disposal team and marked its location.

The military experts left from their base in Portsmouth at 6.30am today and they were met by Sheppey Coastguard in Shellness.

They moved the explosive 500 yards away from the shoreline and set off a detonation at 10am.

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Ian Goodwin, of Sheppey Coastguard, next to the explosive

The explosive found on Shellness Beach

 

Video: Moment the device is blown up on Shellness Beach

 

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