Bomb discovered in Littlehampton

Navy bomb disposal experts arriving at Littlehampton beach.
Navy bomb disposal experts arriving at Littlehampton beach.

BOMB disposal experts were called to Littlehampton yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, February 1) after a Second World War explosive was found on the town’s beach.

A crew from the Royal Navy bomb disposal team, based in Portsmouth, was dispatched, shortly before 1pm, after a suspicious device was found on the beach, behind the Harbour Park amusement site.

The section of the beach was cordoned off while explosive experts conducted a controlled explosion of the device, in the sea, at about 2pm.

Lieutenant Dan Harridge, officer in charge of the team, said he believed the explosive had originally been a primer used in an anti-submarine mine during the Second World War.

Nobody was injured during the detonation.

The beach has since been re-opened to the public.