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Bomb disposal team called after explosives found in Carbis Bay

By CMCherie  |  Posted: November 15, 2012

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A BOMB disposal team has swooped on Carbis Bay.....after railway track detonators were found wrapped around a safe.

A man was renovating his late relative's house when he stumbled upon the make-shift safety device.

The bomb disposal team is set to arrive at the scene this evening, after receiving a call about the bizarre find at around lunchtime.

"A home owner appears to have put some small railway track explosives around a safe to safeguard it," said a spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police.

"The bomb disposal team are going to go and check it is safe."

Railway detonators are used as a warning signal to train drivers. Strapped to the top of the rail, they emit a loud bang when a train wheel passes over them. The small explosives are used in a number of situations including warning of engineering works, dense fog or an obstruction on the line.

The police spokesman said no one had to be evacuated from the west Cornwall property and no one had been injured.

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