Lyme Regis beach closed after possible hand grenade discovered

A Police bomb squad is en route to deal with the object. Credit: PA

A stretch of Lyme Regis beach has been closed because a suspected hand grenade has been found.

It is reported that a person hunting for fossils at East Cliff discovered the object.

Police have been notified and a team of bomb disposal experts are travelling to the beach to deal with the item.

Lyme Regis is a popular location for fossil seekers.

The Dorset town is part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.