Bomb scare at King Alfred

Posted On 23 Feb 2017 at 6:29 pm

A bomb scare closed the King Alfred car park on Hove seafront for almost two hours this afternoon (Thursday 23 February).

King Alfred bomb disposal 20170223
The area was cordoned off shortly after 3pm after a small rusty object was found by the steps leading up from the car park to the pavement.

There were concerns that it could be a Second World War shell and bomb disposal experts were called in.

Although the car park and pavement were closed, the A259 Kingsway remained open to traffic.

A Royal Logistics Corps bomb disposal vehicle was parked close to the scene while the suspicious object was examined and dealt with. The crew left shortly before 5pm.

King Alfred bomb disposal 20170223-2

Leave a Reply

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.