Suspect device prompts bomb squad action

BOMB squad specialists were called to a town in the region today after a suspected explosive device was found in an allotment.Police and fire crews were sent to Tower Works Road in Great Yarmouth after a member of the public reported finding the suspect device.

BOMB squad specialists were called to a town in the region today after a suspected explosive device was found in an allotment.

Police and fire crews were sent to Tower Works Road in Great Yarmouth after a member of the public reported finding the suspect device.

Following the call, at around 11.32am, a 100-metre exclusion zone was put in place and a specialist bomb squad was called in from Colchester and arrived at the scene by 3pm.

A spokeswoman for Norfolk police said that on examination the device was found to be an “inert shell” and units at the scene were stood down.