Bomb squad called to unexploded Second World War mortar in Mildenhall basement

Suffolk police were called after the unexploded bomb was discovered Credit: Suffolk police

A bomb squad was called to a suspected unexploded Second World War mortar that was discovered in a basement.

The historic device was found in a property near the Isleham Marina in Mildenhall on the Cambridgeshire-Suffolk border on Monday morning.

An explosive ordnance disposal team from Colchester was dispatched to the scene and police put a 50 metre cordon around the site.

The device is heavily corroded Credit: Suffolk police

The device was safely removed on Monday afternoon and all residents were able to return to their homes.

The specialist team said it was a "substitute" device, meaning that it posed no risk to the public.

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