UPDATE: Major Leeds road reopens after bomb squad attend incident at police station

Otley Road has reopened following the incident at Weetwood Police Station. Picture: Google
Otley Road has reopened following the incident at Weetwood Police Station. Picture: Google

A major road has reopened to traffic after a hand grenade was taken to a police station in Leeds.

Police said a man had discovered what appeared to be hand grenade while clearing out the home of a deceased relative.

He arrived at Weetwood Police Station at around 2pm when he told officers about the grenade, which was in his car outside the station.

A cordon was put in place until the army's bomb squad arrives to make an assessment.

It resulted in the closure of the A660 Otley Road in both directions between the A6120 Leeds Outer Ring Road and Otley Old Road, with delays of more than an hour being reported by bus companies.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said the road had reopened at around 5.30pm after the grenade was declared safe.

Bus services are returning to their usual routes and delays are reported to be clearing.

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