Share

Clear spells

Fri

19°C | 8°C

Sunny

Sat

18°C | 6°C

Sunny spells

Sun

18°C | 10°C

Home   Thanet   News   Article

Weapons and ammunition discovered at home in Northdown Road, Margate where man was found dead

08 May 2014
by KentOnline reporter

Bomb disposal experts have been called to the home of a man who died after "falling through the floorboards" of a home in Margate.

They were called in after a hoard of Second World War memorabilia, including firearms, were found at the home of a 67-year-old man, who is believed to have died after falling at his rundown home in Northdown Road on Tuesday.

Now, firearms experts are helping to sift through the home following the discovery.

Army bomb experts called in after weapons found at Margate home. Picture @Kent_999s

Army bomb experts called in after weapons found at Margate home. Picture: @Kent_999s

Emergency services at the scene of the rescue attempt in Northdown Road on Tuesday

Emergency services at the scene of the rescue attempt in Northdown Road on Tuesday

Thanet District Commander, Chief Inspector Julien Lawton said: "During the course of the investigation, officers discovered a number of 2nd World War memorabilia, including some de-activated weapons.

"To ensure the safety of the public and community we are working with the army's bomb disposal team to make the weapons safe before they are removed. There is no danger to the public."

 

 

Click here for more news from Thanet.

Click here for more news from around the county.

Comments 

Forgotten Password?

Forgotten Username?

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments.
Please click here for our house rules.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.