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Bomb disposal teams attend Sandwich Bay for second consecutive day following discovery of more ordnance

Bomb disposal teams have attended the same beach for a second consecutive day following the discovery of an old explosive.

HM Coastguard sent crews from Deal and Margate to man the site at Sandwich Bay until specialists could attend.

The discovery required specialist bomb disposal teams to attend the beach Picture: HM Coastguard Margate
The discovery required specialist bomb disposal teams to attend the beach Picture: HM Coastguard Margate

A spokesman from HM Coastguard Margate said: "Once on scene, the device was located and teams awaited the arrival of the Bomb Disposal team.

"The device was taken to an area and was blown up to make safe.

"All units then stood down."

Today's incident comes around 24 hours after other artillery shells were discovered and detonated.

Chris Johnson who shared footage of beachcombers in high visibility jackets scouring the shoreline thought'at least five suspected World War bombs' had washed up.

Footage taken on Saturday morning showed an emergency vehicle parked on the beach. Picture from video by Chris Johnson
Footage taken on Saturday morning showed an emergency vehicle parked on the beach. Picture from video by Chris Johnson

Back in July, 11 wartime munitions were found in the sand at the same Bay.

They were uncovered by metal detectorists Glenn Evans and Rob Bergin and consisted mostly of anti-aircraft shells, with one Armstrong practice round.

Four were later detonated in separate controlled explosions by the Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) squad, with residents in both Sandwich and Thanet reported hearing massive "thumps" or "thuds".

Controlled explosions are commonplace when unexploded bombs or shells are found that still pose a risk to the public.

The EOD team is often called out several times a year when wartime devices are uncovered across the county.

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