An unexploded bomb has been found at the airport set to be used as a lorry park in a no-deal Brexit scenario.
Hapless Transport Secretary Chris Grayling had planned to use Manston Airport as an overflow area to hold lorries caught in huge tailbacks at Dover.
But today police and army bomb disposal crews were called to the former airfield in Kent to dispose of a ‘huge’ World War II device.
And the device is reportedly BRITISH.
It’s thought the enormous pipe bomb was deliberately planted under the runway in order to destroy it if the Germans invaded.
It’s the second time explosive disposal teams have been called to the site in as many weeks.
On March 6, police attended in response to reports of munitions found on site.
In a statement, Kent Police said: “Kent Police was called at 10.42am following the discovery of an unexploded wartime device on the site of the former Manston airport.
“Officers are currently in attendance along with explosives experts from the British Army who are continuing to assess the scene.”
A major test of turning the disused airport into a lorry park after Brexit was branded a “farce” as just 89 trucks turned up.
The taxpayer-funded convoy costing well over £50,000 gathered at sunrise at Manston Airport, Kent, and set off for the Port of Dover to test road capacity for HGVs if there is no deal on March 29.
But campaigners mocked the number of trucks trooping down the A256 – which included two international removal trucks and a Thanet Council bin lorry.
The government confirmed 89 vehicles attended, despite a letter appealing for “100 to 150” to take part.