Royal Navy Bomb Disposal called to Brixham

(Last Updated On: January 28, 2019)

Emergency services, including Royal Navy Bomb Disposal were called to Brixham today, Satuday 19th January to reports of a suspected ordnance.

Police attending the incident put up a cordon around the harbour area whilst investigations took place.

Tor bay Harbour Authority & Beaches posted on Facebook “Is it or isn’t it we’re not going to decide, expert on their way to ensure everyone’s safety,”

Photo: Facebook/Tor bay Harbour Authority & Beaches

Berry Head Coastguard later confirmed that the object was safe and was an old air cylinder, stating:

“Tasked by Solent Coastguard to unidentified object (possible ordnance) that had been reported by Brixham harbour Security. Devon & Cornwall Police were also in attendance and the EOD (explosive and ordnance disposal) squad were also tasked from Plymouth. A cordon was put in place around the area while EOD investigated the object. It was found to be an old air cylinder following which we were stood down.”

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