WW2 Exercise Tiger rocket found on Devon coastal path

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Image caption The rocket was still intact and deemed a hazard, the Royal Navy said

A World War Two rocket used in Exercise Tiger to prepare troops for the Normandy Landings has been found on a coastal path in Devon.

The 40-inch (1m) long rocket was discovered at Strete near Dartmouth on Wednesday by contractors working on the path.

Petty Officer Darren Carvel said: "The rocket was still intact and a hazard to the public despite its age."

The rocket has since been detonated in a controlled explosion.

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