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Wartime shell found off Island

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A bomb disposal team has carried out a controlled explosion of a Second World War shell found off Sheerness this morning.

A vessel called the Arco Avon dredged up the unexploded eight-inch long shell.

It was discovered after the ship berthed in Sheerness Docks earlier today.

Coastguard officers and a Royal Navy bomb disposal team then took the shell, escorted by police, to the beach at Barton’s Point.

A controlled explosion to destroy the device was carried out at 1pm.

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