Sussex

Bomb disposal team explodes phosphorus shell on Sussex beach

Controlled explosion of phosphorus shell
Image caption The bomb disposal team established a 200m (650ft) cordon around the shell

A shell containing phosphorus which was washed up on a Sussex beach has been blown-up by bomb disposal experts.

The controlled explosion on East Beach, in Littlehampton, had to be carried out on Monday after the shell started to leak liquid and let off smoke when a 13-year-old boy threw a stone at it.

A Royal Navy bomb disposal team was called-in and a 200m (650ft) cordon was put in place.

It is believed the shell was a marine marker.

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