WATCH: Another piece of ordnance is detonated

Three more pieces of Second World War ordnance was found yesterday, making a total of eight in the last fortnight. 

The explosion - credit Peter Trembath

Prawle Point Coast and Rescue Team was called to suspected unexploded ordnance at Slapton yesterday, Tuesday February 2, which turned out to be a large metal ring and nothing dangerous, but when they were conducting a quick search of the area, they found two more possible historic explosives. 

The Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal detonated the two items at Slapton this morning. 

Then another piece of ordnance was found on Beesands, which was also blown up by the Royal Navy. Peter Trembath got some brilliant footage of the work by the Royal Navy and the Coast and Rescue Team, watch it below...

Footage of HM Coastguard and the Royal Navy dealing with historic ordnance on Beesands beach

A spokesperson for the Coastguard said that depending on the winds, more ordnance might be uncovered in the coming days and weeks. They said: "We’ve got easterlies coming in next week so will probably move the shingle a bit more and potentially wash some more bits up from the seabed."

If you see anything that might be dangerous ordnance, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard. 

- Sam Acourt, Editor


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