Bomb disposal team swoops after 'unexploded device' found in house

A bomb disposal team at Victoria Road in Great Yarmouth

A bomb disposal team at Victoria Road in Great Yarmouth - Credit: Peter Walsh

An 'unexploded device' sparked alarm after it was found in a house in Great Yarmouth.

Officers were called to St Peters Road, in Great Yarmouth, shortly before 10.45am on Thursday (June 24) following reports that an unexploded device had been found inside a house.

Police at the Victoria Road entrance of a building after reports of an unexploded device inside. Pic

Police at the back of a house in St Peter's Road after reports of an unexploded device inside. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2021

They worked alongside an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) to deal with the device.

No road closures were put in place and there was not thought to be a wider threat to the public.

Bomb disposal and police in St Peter's Road Great Yarmouth

A police car at the back of a house in St Peter's Road where there were concerns regarding an 'unexploded device.' - Credit: James Weeds

The force later confirmed it was a historical training device which wasn't live and did not need detonating.

It came as murder squad detectives continued to examine the scene in Victoria Road nearby where a woman in her 50s was found dead in a flat on Wednesday (June 23).

A man in his 30s, who was known to the victim, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.