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Article by The Echo: Bomb disposal experts have been called to Basildon Council's Barleylands depot to detonate a device found by a metal detecting enthusiasts.

It is understood the device was found by a Laindon man while hunting artefacts in Benfleet yesterday.

It is thought he took the device home with him, before alerting police to his discovery.

Officers then moved the device to a secure location at Basildon Council's Barleylands depot where it was put under guard last night.

A bomb disposal team was called in this morning to blow up the device.

A row of houses near the scene are said to have been evacuated.

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