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Bomb squad called to village near Ipswich after suspected WW2 grenade found

PUBLISHED: 14:52 17 November 2019 | UPDATED: 18:42 17 November 2019

The bomb squad has been called to Woolverstone near Ipswich Picture: ARCHANT

The bomb squad has been called to Woolverstone near Ipswich Picture: ARCHANT

Archant

The bomb squad were called to a village near Ipswich this afternoon following the discovery of a suspected World War Two hand grenade.

Police visited an address on Main Road, Woolverstone, shortly after 11am for an unrelated matter when they discovered a hand grenade.

Army bomb disposal officers from Colchester were called to attend the scene at 1.15pm and were able to confirm the explosive was not live.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: "We received information that the grenade was inert but this could not be confirmed so therefore the bomb squad were called.

"On arrival, they confirmed it was not a live grenade."

The spokesman added that the grenade was described as being similar to a World War Two device.

Bomb disposal officers took the grenade away with them when they left the scene.

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