Unexploded device found in Selby

Police are currently dealing with an unexploded device which was uncovered by workmen in the Water Lane area of Selby this morning.

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Builders raise false alarm

A suspicious device which led to part of Selby town centre being cordoned off as bomb disposal experts were called in turned out to be an old car part. Builders found the heavy cast iron device and, worried that it may be an unexploded bomb or grenade, called in police.

"Bomb" is really old banger

Car part sparks bomb scare Credit: ITV Yorkshire

A suspicious device which led to part of Selby town centre being cordoned off this morning as bomb disposal experts were called in turned out to be an old car part. Builders excavating land for a new beer garden at the Three Swans pub at Church

Hill found the heavy cast iron device and, worried that it may be an unexploded bomb grenade, called in police. The Army bomb disposal unit was sent from Catterick Garrison while streets were sealed off and shops evacuated. When they arrived it

was quickly established that the part posed no danger and had in fact belonged to an old make of Citroen.

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Army experts deal with UXB

Army bomb disposal experts have been called to deal with an unexploded device uncovered by workmen at the back of the Three Swans public house in the Water Hill Lane area of Selby.

The device was reported to North Yorkshire Police who have set up a 100 metre cordon around the area as a precaution. The roads have been closed around the cordon.

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