Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 8°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Rickinghall: Bomb disposal team called to inspect “suspicious device”

17:53 20 February 2013

Bomb scare in Rickinghall

Bomb scare in Rickinghall

HOMES in a north Suffolk village were evacuated for more than four hours earlier today after police were called to a suspected bomb, which proved to be flour in a bottle wrapped in tape with a watch attached.


Police set up a 100m cordon around the suspect bottle found in a cul-de-sac off the The Street at Rickinghall shortly before 2pm and evacuated over 10 homes.

The cordon was lifted at 6pm after a bomb disposal team found the white powder contained within the bottle was flour.

Insp Richard Hill, from Suffolk police, said a member of the public found a bottle shaped object wrapped in black tape and a digital watch strapped to it with wires going into the bottle in a remote part of the village.

He said the member of the public decided to call the police because the device looked suspicious and officers went to the scene and set up the cordon after confirming the suspicious device.

Insp Hill said he did not know what purpose the bottle served or why it had been left where it had, though he did not think it was a hoax as the area was quite remote and the object may not have been discovered.

He said police would conduct forensic tests on the bottle to glean more information.



The fatal crash happened on the A131 between Little Waltham and Great Leighs

A woman has died in hospital following a crash involving three vehicles on the A131 at Little Waltham, Essex, last night.

Bike marking (file photo)

Police have issued a new date for a bike safety event abruptly cancelled yesterday after officers failed to turn up.

Proposed housing site in Poplar Lane, Sproughton, behind the Holiday Inn.

Two Suffolk councils are set to lock horns over the proposed construct of 475 homes on the edge of Ipswich.

Police are at the scene

A three vehicle crash has blocked one lane of the A14 eastbound at Copdock.

The former Croydon's store in Ipswich - set to become a Jack Wills store.

One of the best-known new clothing chains in Britain is set to take over the former Croydon’s store in Ipswich’s Tavern Street.

Families are campaigning against the closure of the Crossroads Saturday Club for children on the autistic spectrum.

Parents have launched a campaign to re-open a Saturday club which provided support for children on the autistic spectrum in Suffolk.

Delays to Abellio Greater Anglia rail services

A train fault is causing disruption in the Ipswich area this morning, causing some services to be cancelled or delayed at short notice.

Two fire crews attended the incident

A blaze in a three-storey town house in a Suffolk coastal town was extinguished by fire crews last night.

Suffolk police have been informed

A car owner had a rude awakening overnight on Monday after his dog alerted him to his vehicle on fire outside his Ipswich home.

Britain Stronger in Europe launch. Campaign to keep the UK in the EU being officially kicked off. Stuart rose, businessmen, and leader of the campaign gives a speech at the Britain Stronger in Euro campaign. The Truman Brewery,. London. Daniel Leal-Olivas

Prominent East Anglian figures have traded verbal blows over Britain’s future in the European Union amid the launch of opposing campaigns.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages