Paignton beach and seafront cordoned off

(Last Updated On: February 13, 2021)

Update: The cordon has now been lifted. More here:

Paignton beach and seafront area has been cordoned off by police this afternoon, Saturday 13 February, after suspected military ordnance was washed up.

Police and Coastguard crews are in attendance.

Those at the scene say a number of objects, suspected to be military ordnance have been found, with Coastguard crews sweeping the beach.

Army EOD experts are expected to attend shortly.

Kingsbridge Police posted on Facebook: “Paignton seafront is currently closed after multiple items of WW2 ordnance have been discovered on the beach.
With the strong winds and tides we have had, there is a real possibility that we will have the same issue at Torcross.
If you are out for your daily exercise at Torcross beach / Slapton Sands and find something suspicious that you think could be old ordnance, then don’t touch it. Move away and call 999 and ask for The Coastguard.”

Updates as information becomes available.

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