Suspected live shell in skip at Suffolk recycling centre

A suspected live military shell with American markings was found at a Suffolk recycling centre on Sunday.

A safety cordon was put around the centre at Newmarket after the device was discovered in a skip. The bomb squad made the device safe.

Mark Deer, waste services manager for Suffolk County Council, said the site reopened after three hours and people could resume their deliveries.

Staff had directed people to recycling sites at Milton and Mildenhall.

Mr Deer said: "Safety is paramount so if anyone finds anything potentially hazardous or explosive when clearing their own or someone else's property please make contact with police.

"Don't put it in your own car and drive to a recycling centre because you are putting other people at risk."

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