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Rochester Station disruption caused by a wartime naval shell

The Army has confirmed that a suspected wartime bomb that caused a station to close for three and a half hours yesterday was a naval shell.

Passengers were evacuated from the station on Corporation Street in Rochester after the police were called to reports of a suspected wartime bomb on nearby Corys Road at 12.36pm on Tuesday, February 5.

British Transport Police were also in attendance

Trains were able to pass through the station, but were not stopping as a precaution.

An Explosive Ordnance Disposal team attended the scene. The Army confirmed this afternoon that the team found a naval shell that was rendered safe.

The Army said in a statement that "It is highly likely it was a legacy from the World War."

Bomb disposal attended the scene (7012555)
Bomb disposal attended the scene (7012555)

The station reopened at 3pm when normal services resumed.

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