Suspected Second World War firearm and ammunition unexpectedly unearthed at farm near Lavenham
A small piece of history was discovered at a farm near Lavenham this week, when workers unexpectedly unearthed a suspected Second World War firearm.
Officers from Suffolk Police were called out to Thorpe Morieux on Tuesday afternoon, following reports that a gun and several rounds of ammunition had been found by contractors, whilst digging a hole during whilst carrying out building work on the farm.
The heavily-rusted and disassembled firearm has not been specifically identified, but it is believed to be a service weapon that was buried on the site, along with its bullets, back in the 1940s.
A spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said: "Police were called at 4.30pm on Tuesday, July 28 to reports that a small firearm and 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 and Armed Policing Team attended the location and recovered the items, making the firearm safe in the process."