Kent

Unexploded bombs shut Folkestone to Dover rail line

Dover Priory railway station Image copyright Google
Image caption Maintenance workers found the two bombs near Dover Priory station

Rail services between Folkestone and Dover were suspended after two unexploded bombs were found near a railway station.

Bomb disposal experts were called after maintenance workers made the discovery close to Dover Priory, Kent, at about 10:16 GMT, on Wednesday.

Southeastern services were suspended for about an hour while army experts dealt with the devices.

The operator's high-speed rail services were also diverted for a time.

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Image caption Replacement bus were used to ferry passengers between stations

Southeastern later posted an update on Twitter saying the Folkestone to Dover line had reopened.

A spokesman for British Transport Police (BTP) confirmed two devices had been found.

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