Metal object discovered at caravan park in Corton was not suspicious

Suspcious metal object found in Corton

Suspcious metal object found in Corton - Credit: Archant

A bomb disposal squad was called to a coastal village after fears that a suspicious device had been discovered.

Azure Seas Holiday Village, The Street, Corton. Photo: Google Streetview

Azure Seas Holiday Village, The Street, Corton. Photo: Google Streetview - Credit: Archant

However, after further investigation it transpired what had been found was not dangerous.

Yesterday (Thursday, June 9) Suffolk Police were called just before 11.40am to Azure Seas Holiday Village in The Street, Corton to reports that a 'suspicious metal object' had been discovered by men digging at the site.

The bomb squad was informed and members of the public were moved away from the area.

Corton Road was closed between Long Lane and Dip Farm.

The bomb squad arrived at about 3.30pm.

However they ascertained that the device was neither dangerous nor suspicious.

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They reopened the road around 5.30pm, a spokesman for Suffolk Police said.

On Wednesday (June 8), Suffolk Police also received a call at 1.05pm from a member of the public who reported digging up an object in the garden of their home in Church Road, Kessingland, near Lowestoft.

The Royal Air Force bomb disposal team was called to the scene of the discovery and carried out a controlled explosion on the object.

Church Road was closed until shortly after it was detonated.

At 3.05pm, on the same day, police were called by a gardener in Heath Road, Ipswich, who found what was thought to be a grenade.

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