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Leeds army barracks evacuated over suspicious package

An army barracks at Pudsey near Leeds has been evacuated after reports of a suspicious package found in the grounds.

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Bomb disposal experts are on their way to the 4th Battalion Parachute Regiment on Woodhall Lane and the public has been asked to avoid the area.

A post on the West Yorkshire Police Facebook page states: "Suspicious Package, Thornbury Barracks. Please note that Bradford Road is currently closed to traffic at Gain Lane and Woodhall Lane following a report of a suspicious package in the grounds of Thornbury Barracks at about 9.45am today.