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Bomb disposal deal with suspicious item in Wiltshire

Police sealed off a Westbury trading estate earlier today after a suspicious item was spotted in Brook Lane. A Ministry of Defence bomb disposal team was called in and a 200m exclusion zone set up.

Officers identified the object as military ordnance and have removed it.

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Just returned from Brook Lane, Westbury. Military ordnance discovered. Bomb Disposal have been and removed item.

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Police say scrapyard fire is "suspicious"

Wiltshire Police are treating a fire that gutted a scrapyard as suspicious. It broke out on the West Wilts Trading Estate in Westbury last night. A 200m cordon was put in place because of fears over gas cylinders stored on the site. Melksham CID would like to hear from anyone with information.

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Dozens of cars were destroyed in the fire at the scrapyard in Westbury Credit: ITV West

The police are also warning that disruption caused by the fire will continue over the next few days as the damage is dealt with.

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Pictures show extent of fire at trading estate

These images show smoke billowing from a large fire at the West Wilts Trading Estate in Westbury last. Firefighters are still tackling the fire and have set up a 200 metre exclusion zone.

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This picture was taken on Mill Lane last night, opposite the entrance to the trading estate Credit: Ela Le Galloudec
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This picture was taken at 9:45 last night Credit: Emma Dagger
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