AN old First World War grenade has been unearthed after a spate of stormy weather.

Minehead Coastguard was called to Culver cliff on Monday afternoon after the suspected hand grenade was discovered by a member of the public.

But the tide was fast-approaching, so after the item's location was logged, the team revisited the scene yesterday morning (Tuesday) ready for the bomb disposal squad to attend.

A spokesperson said: "Once they were on scene they checked the item over and confirmed that it was a First World War hand grenade, they concluded it no longer had any explosives with in it so took the item away to be disposed of accordingly.

"With recent stormy weather items like this can become unearthed, we advised all members of the public if they suspect something they have found on the coastline to be ordnance to call 999 immediately and ask for the coastguard."