UPDATE: Swanage beach front cordon lifted after "grenades" found

Emergency services dealing with 'incident' in Swanage

Emergency services dealing with 'incident' in Swanage

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HUNDREDS of people were evacuated from Swanage beach today following the discovery of World War II grenades on a seafront road building site.

Emergency services cordoned off a section of Swanage’s Shore Road after a number of phosphorus grenades were found– for the second time in less than two months.

At around 6.45pm police said that the incident was over and the cordon had been lifted. It has not yet been confirmed how the grenades were disposed of.

The grenades, thought to be special incendiary – or SIP – grenades were discovered by workmen at the site of the town’s ongoing £2.1m seafront stabilisation scheme.

An undisclosed number of the chemical bottles were found around lunchtime, leading police to cordon off the busy seafront road between Victoria Avenue and Institute Road.

The army bomb disposal team was called to the site.

In May four workmen were taken to hospital after two SIP grenades ignited when they were unearthed at the same site.

The men – construction project manager Rob Hayman and three members of his team  - were rushed to hospital as a precautionary measure and later discharged following observations.

On that occasion the Royal Logistics Corps’ Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment carried out a controlled explosion that sent a huge plume of smoke out over Swanage.

Today holidaymaker Julian McIntyre, who was sunbathing on the beach opposite the building site, said: “There was all this noise and then the workmen came off the site. The next thing I know, the police have arrived and the road is getting shut.”

Another sunbather said: “It’s not the first time they’ve found grenades in that area. No-one in the town is surprised as there used to be a military bunker there.”

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service also attended the scene.

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3:30pm Thu 3 Jul 14

arlbergbahn says...

What is a "SIP grenade"? I know the Dorset Echo just uses what they're given by the Police, but they might try to edit it a bit to make it a bit more comprehensible for those who are not members of the Police service.
What is a "SIP grenade"? I know the Dorset Echo just uses what they're given by the Police, but they might try to edit it a bit to make it a bit more comprehensible for those who are not members of the Police service. arlbergbahn
  • Score: 0

3:36pm Thu 3 Jul 14

speedy231278 says...

arlbergbahn wrote:
What is a "SIP grenade"? I know the Dorset Echo just uses what they're given by the Police, but they might try to edit it a bit to make it a bit more comprehensible for those who are not members of the Police service.
By time you had written and posted the above, you could have stuck "SIP grenade" into Google and got the answer.

http://www.home-guar
d.org.uk/hg/gren76.h
tml

Self Igniting Phosphorous, used by Dad's Army.
[quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: What is a "SIP grenade"? I know the Dorset Echo just uses what they're given by the Police, but they might try to edit it a bit to make it a bit more comprehensible for those who are not members of the Police service.[/p][/quote]By time you had written and posted the above, you could have stuck "SIP grenade" into Google and got the answer. http://www.home-guar d.org.uk/hg/gren76.h tml Self Igniting Phosphorous, used by Dad's Army. speedy231278
  • Score: 13

3:43pm Thu 3 Jul 14

grumpman33 says...

On 13th May, 1955, five boys were killed on Swanage beach when they picked up a bomb and threw it about in a game.
On 13th May, 1955, five boys were killed on Swanage beach when they picked up a bomb and threw it about in a game. grumpman33
  • Score: 6

5:19pm Thu 3 Jul 14

BOURNE RED says...

I thought this was the Bournemouth echo not the swan age echo?
I thought this was the Bournemouth echo not the swan age echo? BOURNE RED
  • Score: -11

5:44pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Paul Weaver says...

BOURNE RED wrote:
I thought this was the Bournemouth echo not the swan age echo?
Actually if you read the front page of the paper version of the Echo you will see its called the Daily Echo nowadays, see also top of this page.

Even when it was the Bournemouth Echo they covered Swanage.

Local editions were printed for the districts that the Bournmeouth Echo was published in.

The District editions were:

Boscombe, Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, East Dorset, North Dorset, New Forest, and Purbeck.
[quote][p][bold]BOURNE RED[/bold] wrote: I thought this was the Bournemouth echo not the swan age echo?[/p][/quote]Actually if you read the front page of the paper version of the Echo you will see its called the Daily Echo nowadays, see also top of this page. Even when it was the Bournemouth Echo they covered Swanage. Local editions were printed for the districts that the Bournmeouth Echo was published in. The District editions were: Boscombe, Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, East Dorset, North Dorset, New Forest, and Purbeck. Paul Weaver
  • Score: 3

5:46pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Paul Weaver says...

Paul Weaver wrote:
BOURNE RED wrote:
I thought this was the Bournemouth echo not the swan age echo?
Actually if you read the front page of the paper version of the Echo you will see its called the Daily Echo nowadays, see also top of this page.

Even when it was the Bournemouth Echo they covered Swanage.

Local editions were printed for the districts that the Bournmeouth Echo was published in.

The District editions were:

Boscombe, Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, East Dorset, North Dorset, New Forest, and Purbeck.
I forgot to say that on this website we see similar districts mentioned, they are based on the old districts that the paper editions were published in.
[quote][p][bold]Paul Weaver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BOURNE RED[/bold] wrote: I thought this was the Bournemouth echo not the swan age echo?[/p][/quote]Actually if you read the front page of the paper version of the Echo you will see its called the Daily Echo nowadays, see also top of this page. Even when it was the Bournemouth Echo they covered Swanage. Local editions were printed for the districts that the Bournmeouth Echo was published in. The District editions were: Boscombe, Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, East Dorset, North Dorset, New Forest, and Purbeck.[/p][/quote]I forgot to say that on this website we see similar districts mentioned, they are based on the old districts that the paper editions were published in. Paul Weaver
  • Score: -1

6:42pm Thu 3 Jul 14

gerbil112 says...

"Dorset Fire and Rescue Service have also attended the scene". As have the Ambulance Service!
"Dorset Fire and Rescue Service have also attended the scene". As have the Ambulance Service! gerbil112
  • Score: 1

7:13pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

It'll never happen in Bournemouth. The 48 man metal detector display team that swarm the beach in late evening hunting for dropped coins would have found any grenades/missiles/ta
nks by now.
It'll never happen in Bournemouth. The 48 man metal detector display team that swarm the beach in late evening hunting for dropped coins would have found any grenades/missiles/ta nks by now. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 6

7:46pm Thu 3 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
It'll never happen in Bournemouth. The 48 man metal detector display team that swarm the beach in late evening hunting for dropped coins would have found any grenades/missiles/ta

nks by now.
That;s funny.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: It'll never happen in Bournemouth. The 48 man metal detector display team that swarm the beach in late evening hunting for dropped coins would have found any grenades/missiles/ta nks by now.[/p][/quote]That;s funny. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 3

11:37pm Thu 3 Jul 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

speedy231278 wrote:
arlbergbahn wrote:
What is a "SIP grenade"? I know the Dorset Echo just uses what they're given by the Police, but they might try to edit it a bit to make it a bit more comprehensible for those who are not members of the Police service.
By time you had written and posted the above, you could have stuck "SIP grenade" into Google and got the answer.

http://www.home-guar

d.org.uk/hg/gren76.h

tml

Self Igniting Phosphorous, used by Dad's Army.
Trust **** to leave them lying around. Stupid boy
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: What is a "SIP grenade"? I know the Dorset Echo just uses what they're given by the Police, but they might try to edit it a bit to make it a bit more comprehensible for those who are not members of the Police service.[/p][/quote]By time you had written and posted the above, you could have stuck "SIP grenade" into Google and got the answer. http://www.home-guar d.org.uk/hg/gren76.h tml Self Igniting Phosphorous, used by Dad's Army.[/p][/quote]Trust **** to leave them lying around. Stupid boy HRH of Boscombe
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