Ordnance removed from Pagham Harbour spit

Ordnance was removed from Pagham Habour spit for safe disposal this morning (May 14)

Friday, 14th May 2021, 1:00 pm

The Selsey Coastguard Rescue Team was paged to reports of ordnance on the spit at Pagham beach at 7.50am.

Littlehampton Coastguard Team was also tasked to support us with Sussex Police.

The item was located and photos sent to the EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) team and a cordon was put in place.

Ordnance removed from Pagham Harbour spit

EOD arrived at 10.30am and took the item away with them for safe disposal.

The coastguard said ordnance comes in all different shapes and sizes: “If you come across anything suspicious or unusual on the beach, please don’t touch it and dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard!

“Ordnance found on this beach in the past has been found to still be highly explosive.”

Ordnance removed from Pagham Harbour spit