Bomb squad investigating mystery object on Bexhill beach

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Explosives experts say they are continuing to investigate a mysterious object spotted on Bexhill beach, but are being hampered by the tide and poor light.

The object had been uncovered by the tide on Wednesday (June 10) and reported to Bexhill Coastguard - but was covered by the tide before it could be examined.

The Coastguard returned to the scene at low tide and reported the incident to the Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Disposal Operation Centre.

The EOD team arrived at the scene yesterday afternoon (Thursday).

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence told the Observer this morning (June 12): “The incident is ongoing and the EOD team is carrying on with its investigation.”

He added that the investigation was “being driven by the tide and light”.

It is not known when the unit is expected to return to the site.

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