A ROAD was closed for nearly three hours after the discovery of a possible explosive device.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) experts were called to Stoborough Park in Purbeck at 3.13pm yesterday.

A cordon was put in place to protect members of the public and the northbound carriageway of Furzebrook Road was closed.

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The items was disposed of and the road reopened just after 6pm.

A spokesman for Dorset Police said: "We would like to thank people for their patience and understanding while the road closures and cordon were in place."