Incident in Pevensey Bay

Homes in Pevensey Bay have been evacuated this morning (Wednesday) following the discovery of an unexploded Second World War device.

Wednesday, 17th July 2019, 1:03 pm
South Close in Pevensey Bay. Photo by Ginny Sanderson. SUS-190717-115953001

The device is believed to have been discovered in a chalet in South Close on the Beachlands estate.

Sussex Police says a small number of homes in the vicinity have been evacuated as a safety precaution.

The bomb disposal unit has also been sent a photograph of the device to see if they need to be called in.

Police. Pic Steve Robards SR1817981 SUS-190328-085304001

A police spokesperson said, “At 9.45am on Wednesday police received a report that a foot long cylindrical object, thought to be a World War II explosive or training device, was at a house in South Close, Pevensey Bay.

“A 50-metre cordon was set up and a small number of houses immediately adjacent were evacuated purely as a precaution to ensure the public remain safe.

“Military Ordnance Disposal experts (EOD) have been consulted about the next steps to be taken.”