An unexploded World War Two bomb has been discovered at an industrial estate in Plymouth. Police have put a cordon around the suspected explosive device after it was discovered by stunned workers this morning.

The suspected bomb was found in an industrial estate in Totnes, Plymouth, shortly before 10:30am. A cordon was then put in place and workers forced to leave the recycling plant for their own safety as specialists were called.

A bomb disposal team arrived shortly after 12pm this afternoon and subsequently took the device away.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: “Police called at 10.20am to Totnes Recycling centre.

“Operatives working there have come across what is thought to be a WWII mortar shell.”

The force later added: “Royal Navy Bomb Disposal have attended and assessed the suspected unexploded ordnance device.

“They have removed the item for safe disposal.

“The 100m cordon has been lifted and businesses are returning to normal.

“Totnes Police would like to thank the businesses for their cooperation during this dynamic incident.”

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World war two bomb discovered at industrial estate