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Unexploded device - Hull Road, York


2:45pm 9th January 2012
(Updated 4:24pm 9th January 2012)

Update from North Yorkshire Police at 4.25pm

The unexploded bomb found at a building site on Hull Road in York has been safely disposed of by Army bomb disposal experts.

The device was removed from the site at around 3.20pm this afternoon (Monday 9th January 2012) and was taken to Imphal Barracks in York where it was safely disposed of.

The device is believed to have been a naval shell.

The cordon was lifted and the roads reopened at approximately 3.30pm today

Thank you to motorists and residents for your cooperation during the operation.

Update from North Yorkshire Police 3.30pm

Hull Road in York has now reopened and the cordon has been lifted following the discovery of an unexploded bomb at a building site.

Army bomb disposal experts have taken the device away for a safe controlled disposal.

Background information from 1pm (9th January 2012)

Police were called at 12.55pm today, Monday, 9 January 2012, after workmen at a building site uncovered what is believed to be an explosive device.

The site is situated between numbers 6 to 18 Hull Road, York.

The area has been cordoned off to pedestrians and traffic and police have notified the Army’s bomb disposal unit.

Residents in the area have been advised to remain indoors.

Road closures have been put in place at the junction of Green Dykes Lane and Melrosegate and Tang Hall Lane.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible.

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