Sussex

Newhaven coastguards handed WWII shell

Newhaven shell
Image caption Army bomb disposal experts were called to the scene in Ford Road, Newhaven

Residents were told to stay indoors after a suspected World War II shell was handed in to coastguards.

A member of the public handed in the shell to the coastguard station in Fort Road, Newhaven, East Sussex at about 1334 BST on Friday.

Sussex Police said a 65ft (20m) cordon was put in place around the building and Fort Road was closed for a time but later reopened to traffic.

Army bomb disposal experts were called to the scene to dispose of the shell.

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