Exeter students evacuated over suspected WW2 bomb

Exeter students evacuated over suspected WW2 bomb

University of Exeter students have been evacuated from a halls of residence after a suspected unexploded World War Two bomb was found near campus.

Police were called to Glenthorne Road, Exeter, at about 09:20 GMT and have declared a major incident.

A 100m (328ft) cordon is in place and a number of nearby properties have been evacuated, officers confirmed.

Royal Navy bomb disposal specialists are on the scene and the incident is ongoing.

The cordon size may change as the incident develops and people are advised to avoid the area where possible, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

University of Exeter staff are assisting with evacuating the residents of the halls of residence.

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