Unexploded bombs shut Folkestone to Dover rail line

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image captionMaintenance 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 captionReplacement 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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