River Yare dredging and unexploded device – major incident declared

Emergencies services and agencies in Norfolk have declared a major incident following the discovery of a suspected World War Two device in Great Yarmouth yeaterday.

Norfolk Constabulary

Norfolk Police said that the discovery in the River Yare was thought to be an ordnance device.

It was found by a contractor working on the third river crossing, Norfolk County Council said.

“Site workers made the discovery while excavating in the area of Bollard Quay”.

Dredging work was being carried out at the time close to the junction with Boundary Road.

Officers said that Southtown Road in Great Yarmouth was closed between Beccles Road and Boundary Road, along with others nearby.

A 400m (328ft) cordon has been put in place with homes and businesses within the zone evacuated.

Bomb disposal teams remained at the site on Tuesday.

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