Devon

Devon bomb scare over device in charity shop book

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A "suspicious device" found by charity shop workers in a book caused the evacuation of about 30 buildings.

Police cleared parts of Mill Street in Bideford, Devon, at about 14:20 BST and set up a 100m (328ft) cordon.

The cordon was lifted by 18:20, officers said, and the object was destroyed by a bomb disposal team.

Devon and Cornwall Police said it was called to reports of a suspicious device found within a donation bag.

Sup Toby Davies said: "The device was not dangerous and no member of the public was put at risk.

"Plans were put in place as a precaution and the residents were returned home as soon as possible."

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