POLICE are advising members of the public not to approach any suspicious objects on beaches following reports of ordnance being washed up by the recent storms.Members of the public have contacted police after discovering last war explosive items on beaches in Braunton, Devon, Minehead in Somerset and in Dorset during a recent weekend.The device at Crow Point Beach in North Devon was thought to be an illumination mortar, which was washed up by stormy seas.Sgt Lee Henderson said: "The ferocious seas and weather are thought to be responsible for uncovering or washing up these shells and there is clearly the potential for further bad weather to unearth more."We are asking members of the public when out walking to be mindful that these devices are, potentially, still very dangerous and not to approach or touch them but to call police immediately on 999."

Why the road was closed!

THE road from Crediton to Tedburn St Mary at Venny Tedburn was seriously flooded during recent stormy weather and, at some times, was impassible to traffic. Michael Aldworth took this image of the flooding near Venny Tedburn.