Indicators at Exeter Central show cancellations and delays due to a security alert at Dawlish, National Rail site shows buses replacing trains UFN due to emergency services dealing with an incident at Dawlish, anyone know what's happened ?
Devon & Cornwall Police have been advised that a suspicious briefcase has been left in the doorway of National Westminster Bank. Dawlish Police are treating this as a security alert and have imposed a 100 metre exclusion zone which includes the railway
Perhaps I'm getting old, but April fools jokes seem to be more of a nuisance than anything else these days.A type writer apparently. With a sheet of paper with the words "April Fools" typed on it.
If that is indeed what it contained, I hope they lock the blighter who did it up for a long time.
if this was the case, wouldn't he be the fool?
Either that, or the population of Dawlish managed to overlook the briefcase until the afternoon. Since security there was probably not at a particularly heightened level, that is perhaps understandable, although it should serve as another reminder that suspicious (although not necessarily dangerous) items can crop up in many places at many different times.
I wonder if the person who did this planted it in the morning, got bored with waiting by the afternoon, and then made a hoax call to the police (thereby committing another serious couple of offences, namely making a bomb hoax and making an intentionally false emergency call to the police, of course)?