Regular operations resume in Cantley sugar factory following bomb scare

British Sugar Cantley Factory.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

British Sugar Cantley Factory. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Regular service has resumed at a Cantley sugar factory, after a bomb scare on the site which saw a nearby railway line close.

Police were called to the British Sugar site at around 11.30am yesterday, Tuesday March 14, to reports of a suspected mortar shell being uncovered in a delivery of sugar beet.

The incident also saw a number of rail services between Norwich and Lowestoft replaced with bus services, as the safety cordon put in place by police required for a stretch of the line to be closed.

Dan Green, British Sugar factory manager at Cantley, said: 'Yesterday, at the Cantley factory, a small post World War 2 device was discovered, which we believe may have been delivered with a load of sugar beet during the campaign period.

'Working with the local police force, the device was isolated and safely removed from site for disposal.

'Factory operations have resumed as normal.'

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