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Bideford street evacuated after ‘suspicious device’ discovered at town centre charity shop

PUBLISHED: 16:33 12 September 2017 | UPDATED: 21:29 12 September 2017

Police have cordoned off Mill Sreet in Bideford. Picture: Ben Eastman

Police have cordoned off Mill Sreet in Bideford. Picture: Ben Eastman

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Explosives experts close off Mill Street after concerned shop staff call police.

Police have cordoned off Mill Sreet in Bideford. Picture: Matt Smart Police have cordoned off Mill Sreet in Bideford. Picture: Matt Smart

Police have evacuated part of Bideford after a ‘suspicious device’ was discovered with donations left at a charity shop in the town.

A 50-metre cordon has been put in place around the Children’s Hospice South West charity shop in Mill Street.

Police have cordoned off Mill Sreet in Bideford. Picture: Matt Smart Police have cordoned off Mill Sreet in Bideford. Picture: Matt Smart

Police were called at around 2.20pm by concerned staff at the shop.

Officers currently at the scene have been joined by members of the Explosives Ordinance Disposal team.

A police spokesperson said: “Shops and neighbouring buildings have been evacuated as a precaution.”

Check back for more information as we have it.

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