Unexploded WW2 artillery shell found

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An unexploded second world war artillery shell was discovered this morning at a Norfolk cemetery.

Two workers were digging at the site at Gaywood cemetery in King's Lynn when they came across the shell at 09:55 BST.

Police were immediately called and an area was cordoned around the site including Cemetery Drive.

The Army Bomb Disposal Unit at Peterborough arrived at 11:45 BST and after confirming that it was still a dangerous weapon removed it to be made safe.

Police spokeswoman Beth Manning said: "Police were alerted as soon as the device was found and the area immediately cordoned off pending the arrival of the bomb disposal experts.

"No-one was placed in any danger as the device was well away from any residential areas and the road. The device was removed to be made safe."

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