The bomb squad has been called to Exmouth beach after a member of the public with a metal detector uncovered an ‘unidentifiable object’ this morning.
An area of the seafront near to the Coastwatch tower has been cordoned-off by police after the discovery was made at around 9.30am.
Officers have placed an ‘ammunition container’ over the item and a Royal Navy team is en-route to the town.
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Police have cordoned-off a 50m by 70m area of Exmouth beach close to the Coastwatch tower, Esplanade, after an unidentifiable object measuring approximately 25cm by 12cm was discovered by a member of the public with a metal detector this morning.
“It was reported to police at around 9.30am. An ammunition container has been placed over the object as a precaution as enquiries continue.
“A Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal team are en-route from Plymouth – ETA midday.”
Eyewitness Lewis Stoner took these photos and video.
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