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Devonport Naval Base evacuated after suspicious package found

The nearby HMS Vivid was also evacuated Credit: ITV West Country

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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  • McTighe is described as white
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  • Short light brown hair and a local accent
Tommy McTighe Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police
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