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Published: Sun, October 23, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Suspicious item linked to North Greenwich Tube bomb found in Newton Abbot


Counter-terrorism police said they discovered a second suspicious package in England's southwest on Saturday, far from where a similar object was found on London's Tube network.

AS evacuated residents were allowed back into their homes after three hours, Devon and Cornwall police issued a statement thanking them for their patience and co-operation.

A 19-year-old was tasered and arrested in the capital after the station was evacuated for almost seven hours.

The discovery is linked to a device which was found at North Greenwich tube station, Met Police said.

While there, they found a device that was deemed suspicious and unsafe.

The device was found at North Greenwich station - a main hub for London's O2 complex - and was destroyed in a controlled explosion.

Officers said the "item deemed suspicious" was found by officers from the Metropolitan Police at a home in Tudor Road.

"A police scene guard will remain in place whilst this work continues".

Residents in the street said they had been told there was an unexploded bomb but they did not know where exactly. The address was evacuated and Devon and Cornwall Police alerted.

Phil Smith, 62, was refereeing a football match at a park around 400 yards from Tudor Road when police cleared the pitch.

A 200-metre cordon is in place.

A member of staff said: "We haven't got a clue what's going on, police haven't given us any information at the moment but they're not letting anyone through the cordon". It means several roads are affected with closures including the A381 East Street between King Street and Powderham Road.

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