Anti-tank rocket detonated on Exmouth beach

The M28 HEAT rocket found in an Exmouth garden. picture: Royal Navy

The M28 HEAT rocket found in an Exmouth garden. picture: Royal Navy - Credit: Royal Navy

A anti-tank rocket found in an Exmouth garden has been successfully detonated on the beach this afternoon (Tuesday, November 20).

The Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team confirmed that an M28 High Explosive Anti Tank (HEAT) rocket was found at an address in Barnfield Avenue this morning. It was deemed safe enough to move to the beach where the 1950s rocket was detonated in a controlled explosion.

Police say they were called at around 10am to reports of what was believed to be a possible mortar round in a garden.

A team from the Royal Navy attended and have thanked members of the public for their ‘patience and understanding’ and also thanked the police for their support.

• Was it your garden where the possible mortar round was found? Did you get photographs or video of the controlled explosion? We would like to hear from you. Email

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