Unexploded bomb fear sees Selsey beach closed

A BEACH has been cordoned off after a fisherman found what is believed to be two unexploded bombs from the Second World War.

The coastguard was notified of the discovery close to the beach at Kingsway, Selsey, at about 12.10pm.

Police have cordoned off the beach as a precaution and a bomb disposal unit from Portsmouth was called to deal with the incident.

A spokesman for Sussex police said: “We got a call to say a fisherman in the middle section of the beach at Kingsway had found what looked like a wartime shell.

“It was above the high water line.”

Closer inspection revealed that there were two shells – one about eight inches long and the other 15 inches long.

A spokesman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: “Four coastguard rescue officers are currently on scene, cordoning off Fisherman’s Beach, Selsey, after a report of a piece of ordnance.

“Local police are also at the scene.”