Bomb disposal teams called to Ipswich port

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    Bomb disposal teams called to Ipswich port

    Police and bomb disposal teams are at the Port of Ipswich after what is believed to be a ‘reasonably sized bomb’ was discovered in dredged up sand.

    Officers were called to the port’s westbound terminal at around 12pm today following reports workers had discovered the device in a sandy bunker.

    Shortly after they arrived bomb disposal teams were called and they were at the scene by 1.35pm.

    A police spokesman said: “We were called to reports a bomb or similar device had been found in a sandy bunker at Ipswich port at around 12pm today.

    “Officers were sent to the westbound terminal and when they arrived bomb disposal teams were called in.”

    It is understood a controlled explosion of the device is due to be carried out in the next hour.

    Representatives for the port, which is run by the Association of British Ports (ABP), declined to comment.

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    I am assuming this is a washed up unexploded device from the war.

    Not sure why ABP refused to comment but I am sure they have more to do than talk to the press.

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    Confirmed as Second World War shell..

    The device – which experts say was a Second World War vintage 18lb HE shell – was recovered and later destroyed in a controlled explosion at Fingringhoe Ranges.

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