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Grenade evacuates police station in Newquay

Grenade evacuates police station in Newquay

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 5:00pm 18th September 2018. (Updated at 7:11pm 18th September 2018)

Train services in and out of Newquay were at a standstill on Tuesday evening, after an incident which scrambled the bomb squad.

A Royal Navy disposal team was called in after a grenade was handed in to the nearby police station.

That was evacuated and the train station cordoned off, with services between Newquay and Par temporarily suspended.

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Newquay police station was evacuated and and the train station cordoned off after a grenade was handed in to officers

Police have confirmed what was initially thought to be a wartime bomb was in fact a grenade, found by a member of the public.

The train station has since reopened and Pirate FM understands trains should be running to normal.

The nearby car park will remain closed until bomb disposal experts have assessed the explosive.

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Police sad the car park and area around the police station would remain closed while officers waited for the bomb squad to arrive

"Police station at and the train station car park are still currently closed as we await the bomb disposal squad regarding a hand grenade handed into police earlier this afternoon".

Newquay Police Team

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