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Devon beach evacuated as bomb disposal team called

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People are being told to stay away from Hollicombe Beach, near Torquay after a bomb disposal team have been called.

At around 12.40pm today, UK Coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the public who had discovered a group of boulders appearing to have holes drilled in them with some wires sticking out.

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Torbay Coastguard Rescue Team were sent to the location immediately and cleared the public away from the area as a precautionary measure.

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Devon and Cornwall Police and the Royal Navy’s Explosives Ordnance Disposal Team were also informed. The EOD team is on route and will be arriving at around 4.00pm

2 men rescued after becoming stuck in cherry picker

A cherry picker. Credit: PA

A fire engine from Torquay was sent to a report of people stuck in a cherry picker at Broomhill Way.

On arrival the crew confirmed there were 2 adult males stuck in a cherry picker and requested the attendance of the aerial ladder platform from Torquay.

Once in attendance the aerial ladder platform and its crew were used to rescue the 2 males uninjured from the cherry picker.

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