‘Massive explosion’ heard near Bracklesham

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People living in the Bracklesham Bay area have reported hearing a ‘huge bang’ which ‘shook’ the whole area this afternoon.

Several people have contacted police with concerns after seeing a bomb disposal unit in the area and hearing a loud explosion at around 4.30pm.

Sussex Police has just tweeted a reply to one Medmerry Park Holiday Village resident, saying Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) had conducted a controlled explosion on ordnance nearby.

Military munitions and are often found on Medmerry Beach, with Selsey Coastguard posting videos of controlled ordnance explosions on New Year’s Eve.