Parts of a Devon seaside town were evacuated after a WWII bomb was found in the sea near the pier.

The explosive was discovered by a man and his nephew who were scuba diving in Teignmouth earlier.

Police evacuated seafront properties to allow a bomb disposal team to tow it out to sea and destroy it in a controlled explosion. Royal Navy divers from Devonport carried out a controlled explosion at sea on the 1,200kg (2,600lb) device.

The find highlights the importance of considering unexploded ordnance in the marine environment. Contact 1st Line Defence to find out more about our Marine Detailed UXO Risk Assessments and support options.

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