This is why the Army bomb squad was called to Seacroft this morning

A specialist bomb disposal team was called to Seacroft today after a man reported an item in his home - which he thought could be a military shell.

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 3:25 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 3:27 pm

The resident in the Boggart Hill area had found a metal item while magnet fishing a few weeks ago.

When cleaning up the item today, he became concerned that it could be a military shell.

He called police at 11.41am and officers contacted the Army bomb disposal team, who were called in to assess the item.

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An Army bomb squad was called into the Boggart Hill area of Seacroft (Photo: Google)

Police cordoned a section of Boggart Hill for public safety.

Thankfully, the bomb disposal team established the item was a towing pin from a large vehicle and presented no risk.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police confirmed the cordon was lifted at about 2pm.

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