Brixham restaurant evacuated and bomb squad called in after ‘grenade fuses’ found

Brixham's Rockfish restaurant was evacuated after "unexploded grenade fuses" were found nearby. Credit: Kirsten Clarke / @kirstenparrick

A Brixham restaurant was evacuated by emergency services after “unexploded grenade fuses” were found nearby.

Hundreds of customers were told to leave Rockfish and vacate the area after the devices were discovered around 2pm.

A picture of the scene, taken by diner Kirsten Clarke, showed four marked police vehicles parked outside the restaurant, which overlooks the harbour.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said it is believed the devices were dredged up by a boat.

Updates on this incident, which is ongoing, will be published below.

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The Brixham harbour master has issued a warning after "potentially lethal munition" was left on a quayside this afternoon, prompting a mass evacuation and 100-metre police cordon.

Royal Navy bomb disposal specialists removed more than 100 hand grenade fuses from Brixham harbour in south Devon.

It is the fifth such incident to have occurred at the harbour in the past two months.

On this occasion, the incident sparked an evacuation of the whole area and forced passenger ferries to divert to the opposite side of the harbour.

It has prompted a stern warning from Tor Bay harbour master Adam Parnell.