Update: All clear given after homes evacuated in North Leeds

A NUMBER of homes in North Leeds were evacuated this afternoon when a '˜suspcious object' was found in a garden.

Wednesday, 13th July 2016, 5:11 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:58 pm
Police at Roxholme Grove in Potternewton.

Police were called to Roxholme Grove in Potternewton at around 3.15pm when the object was uncovered by someone digging.

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The street had been cordoned off and neighbouring homes had been evacuated as a precuation while officers at the scene consulted with bomb disposal colleagues.

A spokesman said further investigations had revealed the object was a piece of sandstone.

The cordon has now been lifted and officers have stood down.