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Bomb squad cordon by Hampton play park, Herne Bay after suspicious device found on beach

ByLydia Chantler-Hicks

A bomb disposal squad cordoned off an area beside a play park after a "suspicious device" was found.

Police were called when a member of the public discovered the object on the beach off Swalecliffe Avenue in Hampton, Herne Bay, just after 11am.

A spokesman said: "Officers attended the scene and enforced a cordon to ensure public safety.

A bomb disposal unit is at the scene
A bomb disposal unit is at the scene

"Explosive Ordnance Disposal Experts from the Ministry of Defence attended, and confirmed it did not present a threat to the public before removing it from the scene."

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