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Friends and family gather to say goodbye to fallen soldier

Corporal Jake Hartley
Corporal Jake Hartley who died in Aghanistan bomb blast Credit: MOD

Friends and family are gathering at Christ Church in New Mill in Huddersfield to say their final goodbyes to Corporal Jake Hartley who died in a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan. He was one of six soldiers from the 3rd battalion the Yorkshire Regiment to die in the explosion.

Suspected Bomb

Bomb disposal teams are at a hotel in North Yorkshire after reports that workmen have uncovered an explosive device.

North Yorkshire Police have put a 200m cordon around the Talbot Hotel in Yorkersgate, Malton after they were called out at 4.25pm this afternoon.

Public are advised to avoid the area.

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