Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight WWII anti-aircraft device exploded by Navy team

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Media captionThe Royal Navy carried out a controlled explosion on a breakwater off the coast of Cowes

A World War Two anti-aircraft round has been destroyed by Royal Navy bomb disposals experts.

The six inch (15cm) long device was found by construction workers on Thursday in shingle brought from Southampton for a new breakwater.

A Royal Navy team arrived on Friday and detonated the device on the breakwater at 12:35 GMT.

Cowes RNLI lifeboat, coastguard and fire service were called to the scene on Thursday.

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