Update: Exclusion zone lifted after suspected bombs dug up on building site

An exclusion area that had been put in place in Bury St Edmunds has now been lifted, after what were believed to be mortar bombs were dug up on a construction site.

Police were called at 7.30am this morning, Wednesday 11 May, to reports of that a number of suspected bombs had been discovered in Dettingen Way.

A 100m cordon was put in place, encompassing part of the industrial estate and involving the evacuation of some buildings in the zone.

An army bomb disposal team attended and examined the items, deeming them safe to remove and as such they have taken them away. No detonations were required.

All cordons have been lifted and the area is now operating as normal. Officers would like to thank members of the public for their cooperation whole this matter was resolved.