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Bomb found in York

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5:49pm 8th March 2011
(Updated 5:09pm 9th March 2011)

The bomb disposal squad's been in York this afternoon (Tuesday 8th March 2011) securing a private residence near Bootham.

They've told Minster FM a possible granade or explosive devise was found.

The "old relick", as it's been described, was discovered during a house clearance of an elderly gentleman.

We're told the Army has now took the item away to conduct a controlled explosion.

North Yorkshire Police have also confirmed the area around Bootham is now safe and their condon has been lifted.

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