Unexploded hand grenade found at Charmouth

PUBLISHED: 09:39 15 April 2014 | UPDATED: 09:52 15 April 2014

Lyme Regis lifeboat

Lyme Regis lifeboat

Archant

Holiday beach cordoned off as bomb disposal team carry out a controlled explosion

A bomb disposal team was called to Charmouth yesterday afternoon (Monday April 14) after an unexploded hand grenade was found on the beach.

Coastguards from Lyme Regis and the resort’s lifeboat crew kept walkers and boats away from the area while the ordnance disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion of the device.

It is understood the rusty grenade, from the Second World War, was found by a visitor who took it to the seafront heritage centre where staff called the emergency services.

Other News Stories

Heather Penwarden, who runs Honiton Memory Café, collected the mobiles which were made from coffee cup lids decorated with bright stickers, ribbons and bells.

Read more
07:02

Watercolourist locates the town hall after being led astray by his Sat Nav

Read more
26 minutes ago

Archant - the publishers of your local newspaper - will be doing its bit to help demystify digital at this Thursday’s ‘East Devon Means Business’ event.

Read more

Fire fighters were called to Quarry Lane in Beer yesterday (Sunday) after a collision which left a car on its side.

Read more

Local photographers capture the power of the big storm.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:02

Fourteen members tackle the tough 100km Gridiron event - one completing the course on his 70th birthday!

Read more
Yesterday, 07:02

Shop will operate in the town’s Heritage Centre until December 9

Read more
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Nineteen teachers, staff and parents take on the half marathon challenge after weeks of training

Read more
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Organisers say the weather has improved enough to allow the parade to take place safely

Read more
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Organisers are keeping a close eye on Storm Brian but they still hope to go ahead.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 13°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications