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Police called to Fistral Beach in Newquay after military flare found

By e_glanfield  |  Posted: November 09, 2012

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A section of Fistral Beach in Newquay was cordoned off yesterday morning after a member of the public discovered a military flare.

Police were called to the scene at 7.10am after the flare was found between sand dunes in the middle of the beach.

Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed the unexploded flare was used by military helicopters.

It is not clear how the flare ended up on the beach, however police said it could have been washed up.

They contacted the Royal Military Police who came and collected the flare at around 9.30am.

Witnesses saw officers load the flare onto a stretcher before putting it in a black car.

No one was injured in the incident.

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  • Gurnards_Head  |  November 10 2012, 9:46PM

    A STRETCHER???.... WAS THE FLARE INJURED IN THE PROCESS???.... THEN AGAIN A BLACK VEHICLE TENDS TO SUGGEST A FATALITY.... WERE THEY ACTUALLY DEALING WITH AN EX FLARE??? IT JUST GETS DAFTER THERE WAS A SIMILAR INCIDENT IN NEWLYN RECENTLY WHEN THE WOODENTOPS CLOSED OFF THE PORT TO DEAL WITH A "TORPEDO" WHICH WAS CLEARLY LABELLED AS A PRACTISE DUMMY WITH A RUBBER NOSECONE. THE TRAWLER SKIPPER HAD PLACED IT ON THE QUAY FOR COLLECTION BUT THE SHENANIGANS OF AN IDIOT WOODENTOP PREVENTED HIM LANDING HIS FISH SO HE PICKED THE TORPEDO UP AND TOOK IT BACK ABOARD THE BOAT WHEREUPON HE WAS ARRESTED BUT LET THE ROPES GO AND SAILED OFF... YOU COULD NOT MAKE IT UP.

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