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yaverland beach on lockdown after ordnance find 2

Yaverland beach on lockdown after Flare find

Officers from Hampshire Constabulary have placed part of Yaverland beach on lockdown for the army to safely destroy a number of unsafe flares that were found by a member of the public.

Officers were called this morning after a dog walker alerted them to a suspected find.

The Aldershot-based team were deployed to the Isle of Wight tasked with safely disposing of a number of expired flares. The flares were deemed too unsafe to transport to the mainland.

A cordon has been put up around a section of the beach and members of the public are being kept away from the 80 metre exclusion zone

The first detonation failed to fully destroy the items, so a second detonation was carried out in front of gathered onlookers.