Bomb squad called to Norwich tip

A recycling centre in Norwich had to be closed today after a worker discovered what he thought could be a second world war bomb.

A recycling centre in Norwich had to be closed today after a worker discovered what he thought could be an unexploded second world war bomb.

An Army bomb squad has been called in to investigate the suspect item at the Mile Cross site, which was discovered at about 9am.

The site in Swanton Road was immediately closed by police.

A spokesman for WRG, which is contracted to run the site, said: “At about 8.40am one of our operatives discovered what he thought could be a bomb. He referred it to his manager and the bomb squad were called in. The site has been cordoned off while it is dealt with.”

The site remained shut at 12.30pm.