VIDEO: Incident commander on Eastbourne bomb discovery

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More than 80 unexploded bombs were discovered at a building site in Eastbourne this morning.

The devices, Albright and Wilson grenades dating back to the 1940s, were set to be detonated this afternoon (March 16).

Dave Sheppard. incident commander

Dave Sheppard. incident commander

King’s Drive is closed from the DGH roundabout to King’s Avenue while the explosives are destroyed, and residents in close proximity to the site have been told to keep their windows closed.

The video above shows Dave Sheppard, incident commander at East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, explaining how the bombs were discovered.

More to follow.