A bomb discovered in the garden of an empty house in Chapel Road, Scleddau does not contain explosives, a source at the scene has told the Western Telegraph.

Bomb squad officers raced to the north Pembrokeshire village of Scleddau this lunchtime (Thursday) after reports of a bomb in the garden of a council bungalow.

The area around Chapel Road was closed off by police, following the discovery of what was thought to be an unexploded mortar bomb.

It was found by a member of the public at around 11am, who was cleaning the garden of a property in the village.

The man, who previously served in the army, told the Western Telegraph he believes it to be an 81mm Illum mortar.

A source at the scene said that the bomb squad had taken the bomb and X-rayed it. It was found to be empty.

This was confirmed by Dyfed-Powys Police who said:

"Dyfed-Powys Police was called to Chapel Road, Dwrbach, Scleddau, after a member of the public reported concern over a suspicious object.

"The caller was concerned it could have been an explosive device.

"The report was made at just after 10am today (Thursday, October 5) and the road was closed while the item was examined.

"Officers attended the scene, along with explosive specialists, and it was established that the item was a shell.

"The road has now reopened."

It is thought that the bomb could have come from either Trecwn or Castle Martin and may have been taken many years ago as a souvenir.