Brixham Harbour had a lot of official activity today as reports of a suspected ordnance circulated.
Emergency services including the Royal Navy Bomb Disposal group were called to Brixham to handle what appeared to be a suspected ordnance device.
Police officers attending the scene quickly setup a cordon around the harbour area to ensure peoples safety.
An inspection of the device quickly went ahead.
Still unsure as to what the device was Tor bay Habour Authority & Beaches posted on twitter:
Lot of interest in this one today at #BrixhamHarbour.— Tor Bay Harbour (@TorBayHarbour) January 19, 2019
Is it or isn’t it we’re not going to decide, expert on their way to ensure everyone’s safety.
If you suspect anything is dangerous always call 999#CoastalSafety pic.twitter.com/owubmSvLjG
It was later confirmed by the Berry Head Coastguard that what had been brought to shore was actually an old air cylinder.
The coastguard stated:
Tasked by Solent Coastguard to unidentified object (possible ordnance) that had been reported by Brixham harbour Security. Devon & Cornwall Police were also in attendance and the EOD (explosive and ordnance disposal) squad were also tasked from Plymouth. A cordon was put in place around the area while EOD investigated the object. It was found to be an old air cylinder following which we were stood down.