Cordon lifted in Bury St Edmunds following discovery of suspected mortar bombs

An exclusion area was put in place in Bury St Edmunds after what was believed to be mortar bombs were dug up on a construction site.

Police were called at 7.30am this morning, Wednesday, May 11, to reports that a number of suspected bombs had been discovered in Dettingen Way.

A 100m cordon had been put in place, encompassing part of the industrial estate and involving the evacuation of some buildings in the zone. The public footpath at the Westley Road end had also been closed.

An Army bomb disposal team arrived at the scene, with Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service also in attendance. 

However, police reported at 11.30am that the cordon had been lifted and that the bomb disposal team examined the items and deemed them safe to remove and took them away. No detonations were required.



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