Bomb disposal callout after WW2 grenade spotted in East Devon

Bomb disposal teams were called to Seaton after a 70-year-old grenade was found in the River Axe. Pi

Bomb disposal teams were called to Seaton after a 70-year-old grenade was found in the River Axe. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exe 5048-07-14AW - Credit: Archant

Beer Coastguard assisted bomb disposal teams after a World War Two hand grenade was spotted in the River Axe yesterday (Thursday).

Police also attended the incident in Seaton just before 11am after the explosive device was seen in low water.

Bomb disposal experts made the grenade safe before removing it from the river bed and taking it away for disposal.

A Beer Coastguard spokesman said: “It was still in reasonable condition considering it’s been in the sea and mud for over 70 years.”


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