Shoreham Airport closed after discovery of WWII bomb

Posted On 23 May 2018 at 12:17 pm

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Shoreham Airport has been closed this morning after workmen dug up what’s thought to be a Second World War Bomb.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Brighton City Airport at Cecil Pashley Way, Shoreham-by-Sea, has been closed after workmen dug up what appears to be a Second World War bomb, approximately a foot long.

“The discovery was reported around 9am on Wednesday (23 May) and a 50 metre cordon – since extended to 100 metres – was set up around the object.

“Although some 700 metres away from the runway, the suspected bomb is within 100 metres of the airport perimeter road and so the airport has been shut and flights suspended as a precaution.

“Police and firefighters are in attendance and a military Explosive Ordnance Disposal team from Aldershot is en route to identify and deal with the object.”

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