Police have confirmed that a device found in a beck in Middlesbrough is a type of mortar.
Explosives experts have attended the scene and viewed the item, which was submerged in a beck behind Valley Road. It was found by a member of the public.
The device will be removed by experts and destroyed safely via a controlled explosion elsewhere.
Police have released an update after a device was discovered in a beck in Middlesbrough. Explosives experts have examined the item which was submerged in the stream behind Valley Road.
Police say it is believed to be a type of mortar. The device will be removed by experts and destroyed in a controlled explosion that will be carried out elsewhere.
Police have cordoned off an area of Middlesbrough after an unexplained device was found by a member of the public.
The item was found in a beck at the rear of Valley Road.
A cordon has been put in place and explosive experts are en route from Catterick to establish the exact nature of the item and advise on - or undertake - its safe removal and disposal.
The A19 is closed in both directions south of Middlesbrough after a serious incident.
Police said the incident took place just before 9.40am today on the A19 South near Crathorne. The road is closed between the A67 Crathborne and the A174 Parkway.
The closure is expected to remain in place for some hours and motorists should find alternate routes.
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