Army explosives team called to Leeds street after man finds 'mortar bomb'

The Army explosives team was called to a Leeds street on Wednesday after a man found what he believed to be a mortar bomb, police said.

By Daniel Sheridan
Thursday, 4th March 2021, 8:41 am

Officers arrived on Bayton Lane in Horsforth shortly after 1pm on Wednesday afternoon (March 3).

They had been contacted by a man who believed he had found a mortar bomb, police said.

A cordon was put in place by officers on the street.

Bayton Lane Horsforth

Officers contacted the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team who attended to assess the item and found it was not a genuine device.

The cordon was then lifted by police.

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