Leeds & West Yorkshire

Crown Point Bridge: Leeds road closed over "mortar shell" find

Army bomb disposal team
Image caption The Army bomb disposal team was called to the scene

A major road in Leeds was closed for several hours after following the discovery of suspected mortar shell.

Crown Point Road was cordoned off due to reports of a "suspected First or Second World War mortar device", West Yorkshire Police said.

The Army bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion of the device at East End Park at about 16:30 GMT.

It was believed to have been discovered by people fishing with magnets nearby in the River Aire.

The road reopened at about 16:00 GMT.

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