Major Plymouth Road closed after further suspected grenades found

(Last Updated On: January 12, 2017)

Update: Tavistock Road is now open.

A major Plymouth road been closed to traffic again today, 12th January, after the discovery of further suspected white phosphorous grenades within roadworks today.

Tavistock Road has been closed in both directions and a cordon is in place following the discovery of seven suspected unexploded devices were unearthed by highways workers this morning on the northbound carriageway opposite Pizza Hut.

KFC and Pizza Hut on Crownhill Retail Park have been evacuated by police.

The road has been closed in both directions between Derriford Roundabout and Crownhill.
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 are at the scene.

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