West Essex, United Kingdom Police and the Littlehampton Coastguard team were called to Pagham Beach after a member of the public found an ordnance item on the beach. The beach was closed while an Army EOD team was dispatched to the site.
The beach was temporarily closed while EOD safety disposed on the UXO identified as a WWII era Naval shell (specific type / nomenclature not reported). Following the incident, the Littlehampton Coastguard Rescue Team released a public announcement stating that "Ordnance can come in any shape or size. If you find something on the coast that you are unsure of always call 999 and ask for the Coastguard."