Staff evacuated from South Yorkshire recycling centre after fireworks were found dumped in tip

Police closed off a South Yorkshire recycling centre this morning after finding a number of fireworks had been dumped there.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 23rd July 2017, 3:14 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:09 pm
Armthorpe Recycling Centre - Google Maps
Armthorpe Recycling Centre - Google Maps

Eye-witnesses reported at around 11am that Armthorpe Road Recycling Centre was closed off with a heavy police force at the scene.

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Staff were locked outside the site following the incident as police investigated after rumours began to circulate that live mortar shells had been dumped there.

However, South Yorkshire Police said that the items were commercial grade fireworks and there was no risk to the to the community.

Officers disposed of the fireworks and the site has been reopened.