Sussex

WWII device dredged up off Eastbourne by fishing crew

Part of a seafront in East Sussex had to be cordoned off by police after a suspected World War II bomb was dredged up by a fishing crew.

The device, which was 10 inches (25cm) long, was brought ashore in Eastbourne.

It was declared "not active" by a bomb disposal squad before being taken away to be destroyed.

Coastguards said they were first alerted about the device just after midday. Police reopened Eastbourne's Royal Parade shortly before 16:00 GMT.

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