Devonport Naval base has been evacuated following the discovery of a suspicious package.
Police and bomb disposal experts were at the scene, near Granby Gate entrance, where a cordon has been set up.
Police received a call alerting them to the package at around 11am this morning.
The nearby HMS Vivid, Royal Naval Reserve unit associated to Plymouth, was also evacuated as a precaution.
- UPDATE: Bomb disposal experts confirmed the suspicious package was “benign” and did not pose a threat to anyone.
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The wall box phone from Devonport Police station has been stolen.
The crime was publicised by local PC, Dan Box, on Twitter - who urged those who knew anything to contact police.
This is not a wind up! The Devonport police station wall phone has gone missing. Any sightings give us a call....just not at Devonport!
The phone is on the side of the station and allows passerby's to contact staff quickly.
The station in Fore Street is home to officers from all the main strands of policing, including emergency response officers, the local neighbourhood team and the crime investigation department.
Devonport-based HMS Monmouth has made a return visit to her "home town" for the first time in three years.
The ship was given the Freedom of the town of Monmouth in 2004 and on Sunday (21 March) the crew exercised this right by parading through the town in the traditional style, bayonets fixed, drums beating and colours flying. They were cheered by hundreds of residents.
The ship leaves Cardiff on Thursday (24 March) to return to her base port of Plymouth for routine maintenance ahead of intensive operational training in the summer.