Staff evacuate Leeds bank and police attend after rucksack left behind by accident

Staff at Yorkshire Bank in Leeds evacuated the premises after a rucksack was found in the branch.

Monday, 20th May 2019, 11:09 am
A temporary police cordon was put in place on Briggate.

Police were called at 9.58am on Monday about the incident Yorkshire Bank branch, in Briggate, Leeds.

A police cordon was put in place whilst the bag was examined by officers.

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Police found the bag to be safe and the owner, who had left it behind, returned to the scene to claim it.

A police spokesman said: "Staff evacuated the building and a cordon was put in place.

"The bag was examined by officers and found to be safe.

"Its owner returned to the scene a short time later."