Suspected wartime grenade unearthed near train tracks in Lympstone

PUBLISHED: 14:24 08 May 2019 | UPDATED: 09:33 16 May 2019

Emergency services were at the scene in Lympstone following the discovery of a suspected wartime grenade. Picture: Terry Ife

Emergency services were at the scene in Lympstone following the discovery of a suspected wartime grenade. Picture: Terry Ife

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Trains between Exmouth and Exeter St Davids have been cancelled this afternoon after an unexploded World War Two grenade was discovered close to the tracks near Lympstone.

It has been reported that the suspected ordnance was found near Exmouth Road in Lympstone.

National Rail has said to expect disruption up to 4pm.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: "We were called at 12.43pm today to a report of a suspected World War Two grenade which has been found a distance away from an area of rail line near Exmouth Road in Lympstone.

"Our officers are currently at the scene. An explosive ordnance team is en-route."

A spokesman for Great Western Railway has confirmed the line has re-opened after it was closed at 1.10pm.

They added: "We had ticket acceptance in place with local bus providers ensuring that people could continue to travel between Exeter St Davids and Exmouth."

This story will be updated.

Officers from the British Transport Police are at Lympstone this afternoon. Picture: Terry IfeOfficers from the British Transport Police are at Lympstone this afternoon. Picture: Terry Ife

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