Video shows firework being set off in Armley as bomb disposal called to false alarm

A woman from Armley has captured the moment a firework was set off near Borrowdale Close - after a military bomb disposal squad were called to a false alarm.

Sunday, 2nd February 2020, 6:12 pm
Updated Sunday, 2nd February 2020, 6:14 pm

Police carried out a search warrant at a house on Borrowdale Close at about 10am and discovered an 'unidentified item'.

Residents were evacuated and a military bomb disposal squad was called in to make the device safe.

The item was later confirmed by West Yorkshire Police as a legitimate "firework device" which had its packaging removed, lawfully owned by the occupant.

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A police officer guards a house on Borrowdale Close (Photo: Steve Riding)

Nearby resident Sophie Wasik captured the moment a firework, which she believes to be the item in question, was let off in a field nearby.

Sophie said: "Guessing this is the actual disposal taking place on the field.

"The bomb disposal and van were by the side of the field."

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police confirmed the device had been made safe and evacuated residents have now been let back into their homes.