UPDATED: Gunners Park cordoned off as more ordnance found in Shoebury

Gunners Park on lock down as more ordnance found

Gunners Park on lock down as more ordnance found

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FOUR bombs were detonated after unexploded ordnance was found on a Shoebury beach.

Bomb disposal units were called after the find on Ministry of Defence land near Barge Pier.

Gunners Park, near the pier, was cordoned off until the detenation at about 7.20pm.

A spokesperson for Thames Coastguard said: “We put up a 30 meter cordon which did not affect traffic.

“When unexploded bombs are discovered it is detonated where it’s found.”

Although most of the land affected was owned by the MOD, a cordon was set up by the Coastguard office in Ness Road through Gunners Park to the housing development on the garrison site.

A cycle lane was also closed off.

Keith Holden, Southend Council’s emergency planning officer, said: “Due to unexploded ordnance being found on the MOD land near to Barge Pier, a temporary public safety cordon has been put in place by the coastguard and police.

“The cordon requires part of the cycle path to be temporarily closed whilst the ordnance is attended to by the explosive ordnance disposal team.

"I would like to advise the public to please observe the cordon whilst the work is being carried out.”

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5:17am Fri 27 Jun 14

Eric the Red says...

Helen - these 30 meters..........were they gas or electric ones? Or did you mean metres?
Helen - these 30 meters..........were they gas or electric ones? Or did you mean metres? Eric the Red
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8:47am Fri 27 Jun 14

ddf35 says...

Lots of people still go on the beaches and the pier despite the restricted access signs - i hope people take more notice of them now they've found something and proved there's still stuff out there....
Lots of people still go on the beaches and the pier despite the restricted access signs - i hope people take more notice of them now they've found something and proved there's still stuff out there.... ddf35
  • Score: 1

9:11am Fri 27 Jun 14

rodgdodge says...

They have erected a fence on the beach, in front of the coastguard station( near ` Barge Pier). This area has now been banned for access for ` any reason`.
Is it too dangerous now?
They have erected a fence on the beach, in front of the coastguard station( near ` Barge Pier). This area has now been banned for access for ` any reason`. Is it too dangerous now? rodgdodge
  • Score: 0

10:33am Fri 27 Jun 14

pembury53 says...

ddf35 wrote:
Lots of people still go on the beaches and the pier despite the restricted access signs - i hope people take more notice of them now they've found something and proved there's still stuff out there....
what ? you needed convincing there's 'stuff still out there' ? there's tons of it, and your more at risk from an infected splinter, or hadn't you noticed that in the 70 years since the war, none of it has ever exploded, and never will.....
[quote][p][bold]ddf35[/bold] wrote: Lots of people still go on the beaches and the pier despite the restricted access signs - i hope people take more notice of them now they've found something and proved there's still stuff out there....[/p][/quote]what ? you needed convincing there's 'stuff still out there' ? there's tons of it, and your more at risk from an infected splinter, or hadn't you noticed that in the 70 years since the war, none of it has ever exploded, and never will..... pembury53
  • Score: 4

1:07pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Eric the Red wrote:
Helen - these 30 meters..........were they gas or electric ones? Or did you mean metres?
There's a lot of thicko's commentating of late, who cannot spell the basics, a tale you will tell your children, and mightily bored they will be.
[quote][p][bold]Eric the Red[/bold] wrote: Helen - these 30 meters..........were they gas or electric ones? Or did you mean metres?[/p][/quote]There's a lot of thicko's commentating of late, who cannot spell the basics, a tale you will tell your children, and mightily bored they will be. Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 0

5:38pm Fri 27 Jun 14

John Bull 40 says...

ddf35 wrote:
Lots of people still go on the beaches and the pier despite the restricted access signs - i hope people take more notice of them now they've found something and proved there's still stuff out there....
When was the last time anyone was injured by an old ordinance explosion,
it must be lost in the mists of time. Still it makes a good scare story I
suppose.
[quote][p][bold]ddf35[/bold] wrote: Lots of people still go on the beaches and the pier despite the restricted access signs - i hope people take more notice of them now they've found something and proved there's still stuff out there....[/p][/quote]When was the last time anyone was injured by an old ordinance explosion, it must be lost in the mists of time. Still it makes a good scare story I suppose. John Bull 40
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