Live updates as Horsforth Town Street closed off after possible hand grenade found in Leeds

Explosives experts are on route to Leeds after a possible hand grenade has been found during a property clear-out.

Wednesday, 17th October 2018, 3:31 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th October 2018, 6:38 pm
Near Town Street in Horsforth.

West Yorkshire Police confirmed that officers were called soon after 1pm this afternoon.

A cordon is in place in Town Street, Horsforth, and vehicles are being diverted.

"Police were called at 1.07pm to an address on Town Street by someone who reported a possible hand grenade found while clearing out a relative's property," a force spokesman said.

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He said that Explosive Ordnance Disposal, possibly from Catterick, was en route.

Meanwhile, the 9, 50 and 50A bus services were being diverted.

The force later said: "The item has been deemed to be safe and has been removed by the EOD. The cordon has been lifted."

Near Town Street in Horsforth.