The recycling centre on Babbage Road in Totnes has been closed this morning after reports of a suspicious item.
Police received a call from a member of the public at around 8:30am. It is believed the item - which is about a foot long - could be a motar shell bomb.
The bomb disposal unit is on its way to the scene.
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