Unexploded WWII bomb discovered at airport

Unexploded WWII bomb discovered at airport earmarked by Chris Grayling to use as a lorry park in a no-deal Brexit

  • Mr Grayling planned to use Manston Airport, in Kent, as an overflow area
  • Police confirmed they were called following the discovery of unexploded bomb 

An unexploded WWII bomb has been discovered at an airport earmarked by Chris Grayling to use as a lorry park in a no-deal Brexit. 

Army bomb experts are at the scene along with Kent Police officers as authorities try to bring the device under control.   

Under-fire Mr Grayling planned to use Manston Airport, in Kent, as an overflow area to hold lorries in the event Britain crashes out of the EU later this month. 

In a statement, Kent Police said: ‘Kent Police was called at 10.42am following the discovery of an unexploded wartime device on the site of the former Manston airport.

‘Officers are currently in attendance along with explosives experts from the British Army who are continuing to assess the scene.’

Lorries lined up during a trial at the former Manston Airport site in Kent of a government plan to hold lorries in the event of post-Brexit disruption at the channel ports in January this year. Today, an exploded WWII bomb has been found

 

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