An explosive ordnance device found in a Norfolk town on Friday afternoon has now been safely detonated. 

The emergency services were called to Watton at 2.57pm on December 1 following the discovery of a metal object while work was being carried out on a tree stump in a field near Shetland Drive.

A 100-metre cordon was put in place as a precaution and there were also road closures. 

Inhabitants of around 30 houses near the scene were advised to evacuate and the nearby Lidl supermarket closed for the evening.



Shortly after 11pm on Friday, following attendance from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team, residents were advised they could return to their homes. 

Road closures were also later lifted and the cordon was reduced to 10 metres.

The EOD team safely disposed of the device shortly after 10am on Saturday (December 2).

The cordon has now been removed and emergency services have left the scene.

No one was injured in the incident.