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Bomb disposal team called to home in Felixstowe

PUBLISHED: 18:19 23 February 2018 | UPDATED: 18:15 24 February 2018

Bomb disposal team spotted on the corner of Crescent Road and Princes Road in Felixstowe. Picture: HARMAN HOPKINS

Bomb disposal team spotted on the corner of Crescent Road and Princes Road in Felixstowe. Picture: HARMAN HOPKINS

An antique cannonball was uncovered in the front garden of a family home in Felixstowe today.

The house under construction in Princes Road where an antique cannonball was found by builders who called in a bomb disposal team on Friday. Picture: MATT STOTTThe house under construction in Princes Road where an antique cannonball was found by builders who called in a bomb disposal team on Friday. Picture: MATT STOTT

Police were called to the property in Princes Street shortly after 10am by a worker who had dug up what they believed to be an unexploded bomb.

The Royal Logistics Corps bomb disposal team was sent to the scene and confirmed the object was a cannonball, possibly 200 or 300 years old.

No-one was injured during the incident and there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances.


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