The bomb disposal squad has been called out in Sussex several times in recent years, usually to deal with unexploded shells from wartime

Hailsham bomb 'hoax' and 12 other times the bomb disposal squad was called out in Sussex

A suspected bomb hoax at an industrial estate, a 1,000kg WW2 sea mine and a cache of 80 grenades are just some of the reasons that bomb disposal units have been called out to Sussex in recent years

Following the incident at The Diplocks in Hailsham on Monday night, here are some of the other times that bomb disposal units needed in Sussex.

This device was picked up by a dredger in Shoreham Harbour in October. A bomb disposal team from HMNB Portsmouth was called, which found that the device was empty and  declared it safe.
This device was picked up by a dredger in Shoreham Harbour in October. A bomb disposal team from HMNB Portsmouth was called, which found that the device was empty and declared it safe.
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People were forced to evacuate their homes and schools were closed after an unexploded bomb was found in Peacehaven in September 2017
People were forced to evacuate their homes and schools were closed after an unexploded bomb was found in Peacehaven in September 2017
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Last year a bomb disposal unit had to be called to the home of police commissioner Katy Bourne (right) after she found an unexploded World War Two shell in her garden (left)
Last year a bomb disposal unit had to be called to the home of police commissioner Katy Bourne (right) after she found an unexploded World War Two shell in her garden (left)
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A 1,000lb wartime German bomb was found by a worker carrying out excavations on a building site near Broadbridge Heath in December 2017. Bomb disposal experts quickly established that the bomb was free from explosives and not live'.
A 1,000lb wartime German bomb was found by a worker carrying out excavations on a building site near Broadbridge Heath in December 2017. Bomb disposal experts quickly established that the bomb was free from explosives and not live'.
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