WATCH: Second World War bomb unearthed by dog detonated at Hurst Spit
BOMB disposal experts have detonated a wartime shell dug up by a dog on Hurst Spit, off Keyhaven.
Police responded to a call-out around 11.10am yesterday (Monday), reporting the pet had unearthed the device, and closed the section of beach while awaiting the EOD team’s arrival.
Fleet Diving Squadron, attached to the Royal Navy at Portsmouth, attended and confirmed the item was an unexploded 5in British or American-made naval projectile dating back to the Second World War.
It was blown up on-site in a controlled explosion before the cordon was lifted around 3.25pm.
A Facebook post by Lymington’s neighbourhood policing team afterwards said: “Today Lymington NPT were called to a suspected bomb along Hurst Spit, which was called in by a local resident.
“Subsequently police cordoned off the spit and the Royal Navy bomb disposal squad were called, conducting a controlled explosion.”