Police close Seaford beach after discovery of possible explosive

Emergency services at Seaford beach. Photo by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-160731-094504001
Emergency services at Seaford beach. Photo by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-160731-094504001
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Sussex Police have closed Seaford beach to the public after a possible World War Two mine was spotted on the shore.

Emergency services attended the scene at Splash Point yesterday (Saturday, July 30) after a member of the public reported seeing the possible explosive.

Emergency services at Seaford beach. Photo by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-160731-094515001

Emergency services at Seaford beach. Photo by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-160731-094515001

The police cordon remains in place this morning (Sunday, July 31) as bomb disposal experts wait for low tide before being able to examine the object.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) will determine whether the item is a World War Two mine before deciding how to deal with it appropriately.

Sussex Police have thanked the local community for their understanding at this time and reassure the public there is no need for any evacuation.

The cordon, which is in place to ensure public safety, will remain until the object is examined later this morning.

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