Police cordoned off an area of Wetherby
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Internet treasure hunt causes bomb scare

Hi-tech treasure hunts, carried out using the internet, are increasingly popular. But the pastime, known as geocaching, caused a bomb scare in West Yorkshire.

It's all supposed to be a bit of fun, websites direct people to thousands of locations across Britain to uncover hidden boxes where they can leave a note or take a souvenir.

But one geocache was mistakenly reported to police as a suspect package - and was blown up in a controlled explosion, in the town of Wetherby.

Danny Savage reports.

  • 06 Jul 2011
  • From the section UK
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