The Royal Navy's bomb disposal team was informed about a suspected explosive device, found in Shanklin earlier.

Emergency crews were called out at around 10.15am this morning (Wednesday), by a member of the public.

Isle of Wight coastguard teams were on the beach, to set up a safety cordon, for a time.

Isle of Wight County Press: Shanklin beach, this afternoon (Wednesday).Shanklin beach, this afternoon (Wednesday).