Bomb squad carries out controlled explosion in Hastings

A controlled explosion has been carried out in Hastings after an unexploded munition was found at a house in the town.

Monday, 20th April 2020, 11:07 am
Updated Tuesday, 21st April 2020, 11:10 am

Police said the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) was called to destroy the item in a field off the West Hill, Hastings.

The controlled explosion was carried out at around 8.20am on Monday (April 20).

Police said it followed a report made to Sussex Police on Sunday evening (April 19) of concerns for an unexploded munition at a house in the town.

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The object was removed by the EOD and safely disposed of, a police spokesman said.

Police assisted with a cordon as a precaution.

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