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.