Unexploded device removed from Paignton beach after being found by member of public – Devon Live

A possible unexploded device found on Paignton beach by a member of the public has been removed this morning by the Explosives Ordnance Team.

Police were called to the scene yesterday evening around 7pm following reports of an ordnance on the beach.

On arrival, police officers assisted with road closures whilst crew from Torbay Coastguard Rescue Team were also brought in to lead the incident.

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The EOD were later called to examine the device where they removed it at around 6am this morning, September 15.

A spokesperson for HM Coastguards said: “It was certainly found by a member of the public.

“Torbay Coastguard Rescue Team was sent by us along with Devon and Cornwall Police.

“The Explosives Ordnance Team was called in to check it out and they removed it around 6 this morning.”

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Police were called at 7pm last night to Paignton seafront following reports of a possible unexploded ordnance.

“Officer notified the Coastguard who liaised with the Navy EOD and the item has been removed.”

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