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Hand grenade found at Ipswich Port

The grenade was found at the port's West Bank Terminal Credit: ITV Anglia

An old hand grenade was found at Ipswich Port this morning (2 April).

Police were called to West Bank Terminal, off Wherstead Road, just before 8.30am. An army bomb disposal team detonated the device at around 11am.

The grenade was discovered in some scrap metal.


Man held under Mental Health Act following airbase incident

A man arrested following an incident at the US airbase at Mildenhall in Suffolk has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

Suffolk police say a 44-year-old man arrested in connection with an incident at the US airforce base at RAF Mildenhall on Monday has been detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act.

The British man was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass and criminal damage.

Shots were fired by US service personnel and the airfield put on lockdown after reports of a disturbance.

Superintendent Kim Warner, of Suffolk Police, said a vehicle failed to follow security directions at the entrance and drove on to the base.

There was a "short pursuit" and the vehicle was stopped by US security services, he said.

Police say incident at RAF Mildenhall was not terrorist related

Credit: ITV News Anglia

Suffolk Police say an incident at RAF Mildenhall is not being treated as terrorism.

A 44-year-old British man was initially arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass.

The man, who suffered cuts and bruises in the incident, has been taken into custody. Police are not looking for anyone else on the site in relation to the incident.

RAF Mildenhall went into lock down after the incident.

Suffolk Police say the incident remains an active police investigation at this time and enquiries are on-going.


Prince Charles' pride at remarkable military family

Prince Charles driving an armoured vehicle on a visit to Colchester Barracks. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Prince Charles has described his pride at being part of a remarkable military family.

The Prince of Wales was in Colchester to mark the 40th anniversary of his role as Colonel-in-chief of the Parachute Regiment.

The Royal guest inspected some of the hundreds of soldiers who make up the regiment and even got the chance to drive an armoured vehicle.

It was also revealed that his younger son, Prince Harry, had a aptitude for sky-diving after jumping with the Red Devils.

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