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Bomb squad called to Wherstead Road after 'hand grenade' discovered

PUBLISHED: 11:47 02 April 2019 | UPDATED: 13:29 02 April 2019

Police and the bomb squad have been called to the West bank Terminal in Ipswich, off Wherstead Road, after a 'hand grenade' was discovered in a shipping container Picture: GOOGLEMAPS

Police and the bomb squad have been called to the West bank Terminal in Ipswich, off Wherstead Road, after a 'hand grenade' was discovered in a shipping container Picture: GOOGLEMAPS

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The bomb squad has been called to Wherstead Road in Ipswich after a “hand grenade” was discovered in a shipping container.

Police were called shortly before 8.30am today, Tuesday, April 2 to reports that “historic ammunition” had been found in a container at West Bank Terminal.

This morning a spokesman for Suffolk police said the bomb squad had been called and that they would be disposing of the grenade.

“It is a possible historic hand grenade in a shipping container,” she said.

Police later confirmed that the grenade had been destroyed at 11am and that officers were no longer on scene.

A spokesman for Associated British Ports said: “We can confirm that unexploded ordnance was identified at the waste recycling yard at West Bank Terminal this morning.

“The safe disposal of the device has been ensured, following close collaboration with the police and army and normal port operations have resumed.”

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