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Exmouth police seize weapons after stand-off

Weapons & cannabis plants seized by police in Exmouth Credit: Sgt Harry Tangye

Firearms officers in Exmouth have arrested a man and confiscated a number of weapons and cannabis plants after a two and a half hour stand-off.

Armed officers were called to Exeter Road at 7:55pm yesterday to reports of man showing threatening behaviour carrying a knife. Police arrested a man on suspicion of affray.

Teenager's body found in water by Exmouth Marina

A passer by spotted the body in the water off the Marina. Credit: ITV News

A teenager's body has been recovered from the water by Exmouth Marina.

A passer by spotted the body on Saturday 17th October. Police, ambulance and coastguard attended the scene at 1.15pm.

The body is believed to be that of a 19 year-old man from Exmouth. Next of kin have been informed.His death is not being treated as suspicious.

Work starts on Exmouth's infamous sink hole

It is thought the sink hole has been caused by a blocked water pipe underneath Credit: ITV News

Work starts today on Exmouth beach to try to fix a giant sink hole. Engineers believe a blocked water pipe underneath the beach is responsible. The two metre hole has opened a number of times over the last two months - especially after heavy rain.

“We are working with the tides, so digging will start as early as possible in the morning. We’re very confident we can resolve this problem and open up that area of the beach again for everyone to enjoy.”

– Nick Christo, East Devon District Council

More clues on origin of mysterious Exmouth sinkhole

This large sinkhole on Exmouth Beach has opened up three times over the last six weeks. Credit: Maritime and Coastguard Agency

More light has been shed on the mysterious sink hole on Exmouth Beach, which has opened up three times over the last six weeks.

Council engineers discovered a blocked water pipe deep under the sand - and now South West Water thinks it knows where it comes from.

"We believe the pipe in question is a surface water drain from the Foxhole Hill area of Exmouth.

We will be working with East Devon District Council to investigate further when the present wet weather has passed through and surface water levels have returned to normal."

– South West Water

The hole - measuring around two metres - seems to open up after heavy rain and the council’s streetscene team has cordoned off the area each time.

On the two previous occasions, the sinkholes have remained for a few days before sand and other beach materials washed up through the natural actions of the tides have refilled them.

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Is the mystery of the Exmouth beach sink hole solved?

Large sinkhole on Exmouth beach could be due to blocked pipe Credit: Maritime and Coastguard Agency

The mystery behind the Exmouth Beach sink hole which has opened up three times over the last six weeks may finally be resolved.

East Devon District Council engineers have discovered a South West Water pipe deep under the sand which looks like it has become blocked in some way.

The engineers will now be working with South West Water and contractors over the coming weeks to resolve the problem.

Once the council has completed its investigations, it will be able to confirm a more accurate timescale.

The hole - measuring around two metres - seems to open up after heavy rain and the council’s streetscene team has cordoned off the area each time.

On the two previous occasions, the sinkholes have remained for a few days before sand and other beach materials washed up through the natural actions of the tides have refilled them.

We’re very confident we can resolve this problem and open up that area of the beach again for everyone to enjoy.

– Nick Christo, East Devon District Council’s Streetscene Manager for the west of the district

Large sinkhole re-appears on Exmouth beach

Large sinkhole re-appears on Exmouth beach Credit: Maritime and Coastguard Agency

A large sinkhole on Exmouth beach has re-appeared following heavy rain.

It was first spotted at the beginning of the month but following recent bad weather the area has been cordoned off once again.

The coastguard fears the ground could way to a much larger chamber beneath.

Exmouth's new lifeboat has official dedication

Hundreds turned out to the official dedication of Exmouth's new lifeboat Credit: ITV News

Hundreds of people turned out to the official dedication of Exmouth's new lifeboat.

The new Shannon class boat is faster, safer, and more manoeuvrable than its predecessor and, as John Andrews reports, has already proved a lifesaver.

Three young men, Jared Cloclough, Richard Smith and Daniel Morton whose speed boat sank almost certainly owe their lives to her.

Roger Jackson helped pluck them from the water.

"One of those shouts we can honestly say we'll always remember just because when we got there, there they were kind of splashing about, desperately trying to cling on to whatever they could and they were very lucky lads actually."

– Roger Jackson, Dep coxswain

Much of the cost of one-and-half million pounds came from a legacy from a couple in the Midlands as a tribute to an ancestor.

"A distant relative in the 1850s who's life was shortened at the age of 37 by helping on the coxswain of the Spurn Head lifeboat at Hull."

– Annette Richardson, Neice of R and J Welburn

He'd surely be proud, and amazed, at the new craft.

See John Andrew's full report below:

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