Leeds & West Yorkshire

Guiseley homes evacuated over World War Two bomb fear

Hawkhill Avenue
Image caption The device was discovered in Hawkhill Avenue, Guiseley

A number of homes were evacuated in Guiseley, near Leeds, following the discovery of a suspected unexploded World War Two bomb.

The device, found at about 09:45 BST by Leeds City Council workers in the garden of a property in Hawkhill Avenue, was later found to be a flare.

West Yorkshire Police said residents were allowed to return to their homes at about 12:30.

Army bomb disposal experts attended the scene.

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