Railway line reopened after bomb scare close to British Sugar Factory in Cantley
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A railway line has reopened after a suspected bomb scare near a sugar factory in Cantley.
Police were called to the Cantley Sugar Factory just before 11.30am after reports of a suspected mortar shell being uncovered in a delivery of sugar beet.
A cordon was set up around the item close to the British Sugar owned site, which passes close to the railway line between Norwich and Lowestoft.
A bomb disposal team from Colchester arrived at the scene at about 4pm.
Greater Anglia trains between Norwich and Lowestoft were replaced by buses until 4pm.
The British Sugar factory manager at Cantley, Dan Green, said: 'Today, at our Cantley factory, we have discovered an unidentifiable object that may have been delivered with a load of sugar beet during the campaign period.
'We are currently working together with the local police force whilst ensuring the health and safety of all people on site are our priority.'
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The factory can process up to 10,000 tonnes of beet a day and supplies 190,000 tonnes of sugar to food and drink manufacturers in the UK and Europe.
The plant was built in 1912 and employs a permanent force of 120 which rises to 180 during the processing season, with an additional 150 contractors on site.
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