Homes evacuated again as Bomb Squad attends second mortar discovery in as many days

The suspected bomb was found in The Street, Walberswick, Picture: GOOGLE

The suspected bomb was found in The Street, Walberswick, Picture: GOOGLE - Credit: Google

A suspected bomb has been disposed of after being discovered in a Suffolk village just a few yards from where a similar device led to an evacuation yesterday.

Suffolk police received reports that a Second World War mortar device had been found at an address in The Street, Walberswick, at around 3.50pm this afternoon.

It follows a discovery yesterday when officers set up a 100 metre exclusion zone before a controlled explosion was carried out by the bomb disposal experts.

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A spokesman for Suffolk police said at 9.15pm that the Bomb Squad had disposed of the bomb and there was no further risk to the public.

Officers had set up a 100 metre cordon, which has since been removed.


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