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Northumbria Police say a device found in the River Coquet in Roithbury, Northumberland, has now been removed by bomb disposal experts from Catterick.
Roads that had been closed have re-opened, and people have been allowed back into their homes.
The device found in Rothbury has been removed by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team and a controlled explosion will be carried out elsewhere. All roads in Rothbury are now fully open. Residents and visitors are thanked for their patience while this matter was being dealt with."
Northumberland County councillor Steven Bridgett, whose ward is Rothbury, has said that he understand that the WWII bomb found in the town this morning, was discovered by divers who were making checks on the bridge.
I understand the council had some diving contractors at the bridge today, doing one of their regular checks. They are possibly the ones who discovered it, they work on the River Tyne and on various other rivers, so I am sure they know what to recognise. Added dynamic is that the school is on the other side of the bridge."
Police have cordoned off a part of Rothbury, Northumberland, following the discovery of what is believed to be a WWII bomb.
Officers were called to the main bridge at Rothbury at 10.48am on Friday, December 16, following reports that an unexploded device had been discovered.
Officers attended the area next to the play park and found the device, believed to be a Second World War bomb, in the water next to the bridge.
As a precaution the police have put a 100 metre cordon in place and local shops and homes have been evacuated.
The road over the bridge is closed with local diversions are in place.
Emergency services remain on the scene and specialists from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team will attend to identify the item and dispose of it appropriately.
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The body of a woman has been discovered in Rothbury. Emergency services were called to the river, near Witton Bank Road, at 8.30am. Officers are in the process of recovering the body.
Police are appealing for information following a fatal collision on the A697 at Longframlington.
Police received a report on October 7 about a two vehicle collision at the junction for Rothbury. It happened 1/4 mile south of the New Moor House Crossroads just after midday.
Emergency Services attended and the driver of the first car, a 46-year-old man, died at the scene.
The driver of the second car, a man aged 45-year-old man and a woman passenger were taken to hospital for treatment.
Any witnesses are asked to call Northumbria Police on 101.