Port of Dover emergency exercise includes mock explosions

A major exercise involving mock explosions and sounds of gunfire took place at the Port of Dover.

The exercise, which involved port staff and police, began on Saturday night and carried on through to Sunday morning.

Prior to the exercise, the port said it would involve the testing of tactics for dealing with emergency situations.

Supt Andrea Bishop, from Kent Police, said the port was of "huge strategic importance" and the exercise was "vital".

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