Controlled explosion carried out in Kessingland after military shell is found in garden


- Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2012

Three objects, believed to be explosives, have been found across Suffolk today.

Police received a call at 1.05pm from a member of the public who reported digging up the object in the garden of their home in Church Road, Kessingland, near Lowestoft.

The Royal Air Force bomb disposal team were called to the scene and carried out a controlled explosion on the object in Coopers Lane at 5.51pm

Church Road was closed until shortly after the object was detonated.

At 3.05pm, police were called by a gardener in Heath Road, Ipswich, who found what was thought to be a grenade. A bomb disposal team attended the incident and removed the item without needing to explode it. The incident had been dealt with by 4.21pm.

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Police were also called about the possible discovery of a mortar bomb in Hengrave, near Bury St Edmunds.

Officers were called at 5.20pm. Bomb disposal teams were due to be on the scene at 8.15pm.

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