Bomb disposal squad was called to Caddsdown Recycling Centre in Bideford yesterday (Thursday) evening.

Caddsdown Recycling Centre in Bideford was closed off last night (Thursday) after a 'mortar' was discovered.

An employee called police at around 4pm saying they had found what they thought was a mortar shell at the site off Clovelly Road.

A police spokesman said the item had been brought in as part of household recycling waste.

Bomb disposal squads arrived at the centre and removed the items by 6.50pm.