Exclusion zone placed around 'bomb'
POLICE placed a 100-metre exclusion zone around an area of Lowestoft tonight following reports of a suspected incendiary device.Bomb disposal experts were deployed to an industrial area close to Wilde Street shortly after 6.
By Danielle Nuttall
POLICE placed a 100-metre exclusion zone around an area of Lowestoft tonight following reports of a suspected incendiary device.
Bomb disposal experts were deployed to an industrial area close to Wilde Street shortly after 6.25pm after diggers working at Suffolk Council Council's recycling site saw flames coming out of the ground.
Police closed Wilde Street, Gas Works Road, Newcombe Road and Hamilton Road and put a 100-metre exclusion zone in place as a precaution.
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Bomb experts were unable to investigate because it was too dark and are due to carry out an examination of the scene on Friday morning.
Newcombe Road later re-opened but the other roads remained closed throughout the night.
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No one was injured in the incident and police confirmed no houses had to be evacuated.
An emergency planning officer from Waveney District Council was sent to the scene.