Paignton seafront reopens following discovery of military ordnance

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(Last Updated On: February 13, 2021)

Paignton seafront has reopened after being cordoned off this afternoon, Saturday 13 February when multiple items of military ordnance was found.

Coastguard crews, Police and Royal Navy Bomb Disposal attended the incident.

The beach and seafront area was cordoned off by the police.

Coastguard crews searched the beach following the discovery of the ordnance.

Kingsbridge Police posted for people to be aware of ordnance being washed up due to the strong winds: “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 more information becomes available.

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