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Bomb disposal team called to Thetford following discovery of

PUBLISHED: 13:25 06 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:57 06 May 2018

Police have set up a 50m cordon has been set up in Thetford and a bomb disposal team called after the discovery of a suspected mortar shell. Picture: Google Maps

Police have set up a 50m cordon has been set up in Thetford and a bomb disposal team called after the discovery of a suspected mortar shell. Picture: Google Maps

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A mortar shell found in Thetford has been found to not pose any risk of explosion by bomb disposal experts.

On Sunday, May 6 a bomb disposal team was called to Thetford following the discovery of a suspected mortar shell.

At around 11.30am police received a call from a member of the public alerting them to the discovery of suspected mortar shell on the banks of the Little Ouse river in Thetford.

Following the call, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team where called from Coltishall and a 50 metre cordon placed around the Ford Street, Mill Lane and Nuns’ Bridge intersection area of the town.

The EOD team arrived on the scene shortly before 1.30pm.

Upon investigation the item was found not to contain any ordnance material, meaning it posed no risk of explosion.

The object was removed from the scene by the EOD team and the cordon lifted around 3pm.


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