Rottingdean farm cordoned off after suspected bomb found

Posted On 13 Feb 2019 at 6:22 pm

Farmland off Norton Drive. Image from Google Streetview

Farmland in Rottingdean was cordoned off after a suspected WWII bomb was discovered yesterday morning.

The army’s bomb squad was called to the field off Norton Drive but concluded it was empty and removed it.

A police spokesman said: “At about 9.06am on Tuesday (12 February), police were called after a device, suspected to be a Second World War bomb, was discovered on farm land off Norton Drive, Rottingdean.

“A small cordon was set up as a precaution and the EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) was requested to attend.

“The EOD concluded the device was empty and it was removed from the scene as of 1.19pm.”

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