British Coastguard Issues a Warning after Recovering Five Ordnance Items

Birling Gap, England The Birling Gap Coastguard team responded to reports of suspected pieces of ordnance at Birling Gap. A spokesperson for the team said, "The team located five old WWII shells early on Sunday morning, then came back in the evening on the next low tide to escort the armies bomb disposal [team] to assess and remove the items."

The spokesperson also urged members of the public to use caution when encountering potential UXO, "Never touch or move items that look like they could be ordnance. Trust your instinct, if it doesn't look like a rock, don't touch it. Take a photo of the item and get a 'what three words' of your position. A picture of the area including the cliffs also helps us to narrow down our search to locate the items."

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