UPDATED: 'Unexploded bomb' under guard in Brighton

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Police are preparing to guard an unexploded bomb overnight at a field outside Brighton.

The device, which is 14 inches long and two inches across, was found by building workers on Southern Water land near Falmer High School, Moulsecoomb, Brighton.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said an army explosive ordnance disposal unit had been informed but the suspected bomb would not be dealt with until daylight on Saturday.

Network Rail was also informed because of the nearby railway line, but it is not thought services have been affected.

UPDATE: A spokesman for Sussex Police confirmed at 8.15pm the suspected bomb was just casing. He added there was no risk and teams are to be stood down.

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7:19pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Number Six says...

If it goes off it will cause a lot of improvements
If it goes off it will cause a lot of improvements Number Six
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7:56pm Fri 4 Jan 13

mdj747 says...

It it goes off thats the end of that new building "The Keep" ,,,,will need renaming ?
It it goes off thats the end of that new building "The Keep" ,,,,will need renaming ? mdj747
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12:53am Sat 5 Jan 13

Sevensisters says...

Number Six wrote:
If it goes off it will cause a lot of improvements
Totally agree!
[quote][p][bold]Number Six[/bold] wrote: If it goes off it will cause a lot of improvements[/p][/quote]Totally agree! Sevensisters
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2:52pm Sat 5 Jan 13

paddytag says...

Sevensisters wrote:
Number Six wrote:
If it goes off it will cause a lot of improvements
Totally agree!
I can't believe you can think like this.

What if somebody were to get hurt, a poor innocent workman for example, sticking his pick into an empty casing?
[quote][p][bold]Sevensisters[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Number Six[/bold] wrote: If it goes off it will cause a lot of improvements[/p][/quote]Totally agree![/p][/quote]I can't believe you can think like this. What if somebody were to get hurt, a poor innocent workman for example, sticking his pick into an empty casing? paddytag
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10:08pm Sat 5 Jan 13

imnotpc says...

tell the squatters and great unwashed that its full of alcohol lol then let them see if they can open it hahahahaha what amazing entertainment that would be...i could sell loads of tickets to watch the results hahahahahahaha lol
tell the squatters and great unwashed that its full of alcohol lol then let them see if they can open it hahahahaha what amazing entertainment that would be...i could sell loads of tickets to watch the results hahahahahahaha lol imnotpc
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10:12pm Sat 5 Jan 13

The Baron Pepperpot says...

imnotpc wrote:
tell the squatters and great unwashed that its full of alcohol lol then let them see if they can open it hahahahaha what amazing entertainment that would be...i could sell loads of tickets to watch the results hahahahahahaha lol
Are you O.K ?
[quote][p][bold]imnotpc[/bold] wrote: tell the squatters and great unwashed that its full of alcohol lol then let them see if they can open it hahahahaha what amazing entertainment that would be...i could sell loads of tickets to watch the results hahahahahahaha lol[/p][/quote]Are you O.K ? The Baron Pepperpot
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11:09pm Sat 5 Jan 13

lorrie1 says...

imnotpc wrote:
tell the squatters and great unwashed that its full of alcohol lol then let them see if they can open it hahahahaha what amazing entertainment that would be...i could sell loads of tickets to watch the results hahahahahahaha lol
Do you by any chance live in a mental hospital?
[quote][p][bold]imnotpc[/bold] wrote: tell the squatters and great unwashed that its full of alcohol lol then let them see if they can open it hahahahaha what amazing entertainment that would be...i could sell loads of tickets to watch the results hahahahahahaha lol[/p][/quote]Do you by any chance live in a mental hospital? lorrie1
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