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Police called after World War Two gun found at Thorpe Morieux farm

St Edmundsbury Police were called to a building site when contractors found a possible World War Two gun and ammunition after digging a hole during work at a Thorpe Morieux farm.

The discovery was made on Tuesday and the heavily rusted and disassembled gun is believed to be a service weapon which was buried with its bullets back in the 1940s.

A Suffolk Police spokesman said: "Police were called at 4.30pm on Tuesday 28 July to reports that a small firearm & ammunition - which appeared to have been underground for some time - had been discovered during building works at a farm in Thorpe Morieux.

"Officers from the Roads & Armed Policing Team attended the location and recovered the items, making the firearm safe in the process."