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All clear given after bomb scare in Selby

Selby unexploded bomb

9:48am 17th July 2012
(Updated 12:04pm 17th July 2012)

UPDATE 11.50am

Bomb disposal experts have confirmed that the suspected device dug up by workmen in Selby is not an explosive device.

The cordons and road closures have now been lifted and members of the public can return to the area.

Many thanks to the residents of Selby for their patience and cooperation during the incident.

Background to this morning's investigation

Accurate at 9.30am

There's an unexploded bomb in Selby.

David's there for Minster FM, speaking to the man who found it:

 
Russell Shepherd lives nearby to where the device was found.

He's also spoke to David.

We asked him what he's witnessed:

 
At this time we don't know exactly what the device is.

The army bomb disposal unit are on their way.

North Yorkshire Police Statement

Selby police are currently dealing with an unexploded device which was uncovered by workmen in the Water Hill Lane area this morning.

The exact location of the device is behind the Three Swans Pub on Church Hill.

The post office, library and shops between the Three Swans Pub and the post office have been evacuated.

The Army’s bomb disposal unit is currently en-route to the incident.

The device was reported to police at 8.40am today (17 July 2012).

A 100 metre cordon is currently in place as a precaution and the police have contacted the Army’s bomb disposal unit.

The roads have been closed around the cordon.

Update 10.20pm 17th July 2012

Exact location of the device is behind the Three Swans Pub on Church Hill.

The post office, library and shops between the Three Swans Pub and the post office have been evacuated.

The Army’s bomb disposal unit is currently en-route to the incident.

The roads around the 100 metre cordon remain closed.

PICTURE: The police cordon set up in Selby around an unexploded device

Selby unexploded bomb

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