Further details about the unexploded shell found in a village recreation ground car park have been revealed. 

Army personnel from Colchester were called to Alderton, outside Woodbridge, on Tuesday morning at the request of Suffolk police.

Police officers cordoned off an area around the car park and near the pavilion after the object was found on Monday evening.

The army attended at 7.35am on Tuesday after receiving a call that a suspect item had been found. 

An army spokesman said: “The EOD team assessed the item and determined it to be a 105mm shell which was removed from the scene for subsequent explosive demolition." 

Villagers said on Tuesday some bombs had been found in the area in the past, such as close to a Martello tower used dating back to the Napoleonic Wars, but not in the village itself.

Councillor Will Palmer, an Alderton parish councillor, said: "I am not just concerned for children, but the safety of parishioners in Alderton when an incident like this happens."

Resident Fanny Jacob added: "I have never known it to happen. I have lived here for two years and this is the first I have known it to happen."