An unexploded bomb has been discovered at a disused airport set for use as a lorry park within the occasion of a no-deal Brexit.
Kent Police and armed forces bomb disposal consultants have been referred to as to Manston Airport after the wartime relic was found and are persevering with to evaluate the scene.
There’s “no fast menace to life” so the system shall be detonated over the following few days, in accordance with the Ministry of Defence.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling – who has lately confronted criticism over a number of mishaps – deliberate to make use of the airfield as a large HGV holding bay to stop site visitors jams round Channel ferry ports if the UK leaves the EU with out a deal.
There are fears that miles-long tailbacks are anticipated approaching the port of Dover within the occasion of a no-deal.
Congestion might be induced on the ports by customs checks being reintroduced on items.
In January, a check of the location was branded pointless and a “farce” after simply 89 lorries took half.
Officers mentioned the numbers concerned have been “ample” and insisted the check run from Manston to Dover was a hit.
The plan is a part of Operation Brock, which is designed to maintain site visitors flowing by way of Kent in case of cross-Channel delays.
The operation will even see a bit of the M20 develop into a contra-flow system on one facet of the carriageway, with lorries queuing on the alternative carriageway.