Further suspected grenades found in Plymouth roadworks

A major Plymouth road has again been closed to traffic after the discovery of further suspected white phosphorous grenades within roadworks.

Police and fire crews were called to Tavistock Road at 11.20am today [12 January] after seven suspected unexploded devices were unearthed by highways workers on the northbound carriageway opposite Pizza Hut.

Eight World War Two white phosphorous grenades were found in the same location on Tuesday afternoon and controlled detonations were carried out by the Royal Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal [EOD] team.

The EOD team has been notified of the latest discovery and is en route to the scene.

A cordon has been put in place and Tavistock Road has been closed in both directions between Derriford Roundabout and Crownhill.

Diversions are in place via William Prance Road and the public are being asked to avoid the area for the time being; motorists are asked to find an alternative route if possible.

Various properties along Tavistock Road including a number of businesses on Crownhill Retail Park – KFC and Pizza Hut – have been evacuated by police.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

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