UPDATE: Suspected bomb off Southwold coast to be examined tomorrow

A suspected bomb that was caught in the nets of a fishing vessel off the north Suffolk coast is due to examined by bomb disposal experts tomorrow.

A skipper reported a large metal object he thought was a bomb was entangled in his fishing nets about 2.5 miles off the coast from Southwold on Monday morning.

This afternoon Great Yarmouth Coastguard said a joint force bomb disposal team was due to examine the item on Wednesday.

The area by the suspected bomb has been marked with a buoy and coastguard are making regular radio messages warning vessels of it.

It is thought to be about 18 inches wide and at least 4ft in height.

The skipper buoyed and cast-off his nets before leaving the scene.

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