Police and bomb disposal team in attendance at Ramsgate harbour after grenade discovery

Bomb disposal unit (library image)

Police have cordoned off an area at Ramsgate harbour and a bomb squad team has been seen in attendance this evening (August 10).

The Royal Logistic Corps explosive disposal team has reportedly arrived at the scene by Jacob’s Ladder and the Sailor’s Church in Military Road.

A request is said to have been issued to those in charge of the sea cadet unit based at the church to make sure the area was cleared.

UPDATE: A Kent Police spokesperson said: “Kent Police was called at around 4.45pm after a suspected wartime grenade was found on the beach at Ramsgate and was then taken to premises on Military Road.

“Officers went to the scene and put a cordon in place until a Ministry of Defence bomb disposal attended and collected the grenade.”

An Army spokesperson added: “The RLC Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team were called to Ramsgate Harbour  to a report of a suspicious device. The device was an empty wartime grenade and the object was taken away.”