Bomb alert on Brighton beach: Police clear sunbathers after ‘unexploded mortar shell’

Police have cleared sunbathers from a stretch of Brighton beach after an ‘exploded mortar shell’ was found near the pier, as published by the medium MailOnline.

  • Members of the public were warned at around 2.20pm to stay away from area.
  • An item, possibly an unexploded mortar shell, has been discovered, said police.

Brighton and Hove Police warned people to stay away from the area in East Sussex at around 2.20pm today.

An item, possibly an unexploded mortar shell, was discovered with bomb disposal experts on their way to inspect the item, said the force.

In a statement, Brighton and Hove Police said: ‘A section of beach west of Brighton Palace Pier has been cordoned off after an item – possibly an unexploded mortar shell – was found. 

‘The scene has been made safe while we await attendance from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal.