Winds unearth unexploded ‘grenade’

15:06 05 February 2014

The seafront kiosk opposite the Exmouth fun park is pictured on Wednesday morning after being severely damaged by the storms. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 1814-06-14SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

The seafront kiosk opposite the Exmouth fun park is pictured on Wednesday morning after being severely damaged by the storms. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 1814-06-14SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

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Royal Navy bomb disposal squad are on route to Exmouth after the discovery of what is believed to be a smoke grenade.

The “device” was uncovered after high winds dislodged the ice-cream kiosk on Queens Drive.

A team from the Royal Navy’s Southern Diving Unit One are currently on route from Plymouth and will determine whether to carry out a controlled explosion.

It is possible that the device was left over from the Second World War – the area was lined with sea defences between 1939 and 1945.

As a result of the find 13 metre area was cordoned off at around 1.30pm– the exclusion zone is near the Bowling Alley.

Police were alerted by the Coastguard.

A Royal Navy spokesperson, added: “We have been told that the device looks like a smoke grenade, but we don’t know as the team are on route.”

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