AN AREA in Sandown has been cordoned off today (Friday) ­— after an unexploded piece of suspected ordnance was found.

A spokesperson for Isle of Wight Police said: "We were called at 12.39pm following the discovery of an item described as a ‘rusty hand grenade’ on the beach near Sandown Yaverland Car Park.

"A cordon is in place and police have informed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team."

Thank you to Graham Reading for the images.