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Controlled explosion carried out at army barracks over suspicious package

A police cordon has been lifted and roads re-opened after a suspicious package was found at an army barracks near Leeds.

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Police were called at around 9.45am to Thornbury Barracks, Woodhall Lane near Pudsey.

Nearby houses were evacuated and the public warned to avoid the area.

Officers from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team were sent to the scene and carried out a controlled explosion. Initial investigations suggest the package did not contain any explosives.

Residents have now been allowed to return to their homes.

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Suspicious package found at Leeds army barracks

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