Cordon lifted after suspected bombs found in Bury St Edmunds

A number of suspected of bombs have been dug up on a building site in Bury St Edmunds. A 100m cordon

A 100m cordon was put in place in Bury St Edmunds after a number of suspected bombs were dug up on a building site - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

A police cordon that was put in place after a number of suspected bombs were discovered in Bury St Edmunds has been lifted.

Police were called to reports that a number of suspected bombs discovered in Dettingen Way at 7.30am on Wednesday.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said the bombs are believed to be mortar explosives that were found on the building site. 

A number of suspected of bombs have been dug up on a building site in Bury St Edmunds. A 100m cordon

The army was also called to the incident in Bury St Edmunds - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

A number of businesses have been evacuated while emergency services attend the incident

A number of businesses have been evacuated while emergency services attend the incident - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

A 100m cordon was put in place, encompassing part of the industrial estate and involving the evacuation of some buildings in the zone.

The public footpath at the Westley Road end was also closed.

A spokesman for Suffolk police has since said: "An exclusion area that had been put in place in Bury St Edmunds has now been lifted.

A number of suspected of bombs have been dug up on a building site in Bury St Edmunds. A 100m cordon

A number of emergency services were called to the incident at the industrial estate - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

"An army bomb disposal team attended and examined the items, deeming them safe to remove and as such they have taken them away.

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"No detonations were required.

"All cordons have been lifted and the area is now operating as normal.

"Officers would like to thank members of the public for their cooperation whole this matter was resolved."

The army and Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service have also been called to the suspected bombs that were found

The army and Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service have also been called to the suspected bombs that were found - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown