Updated: Bomb disposal experts called in after unexploded shell found in Harrogate garden
Police cordoned off an area of Harrogate after a resident found what is thought to be an unexploded shell.
The discovery was found in the garden on Gordon Avenue in Bilton today (Tuesday).
Police contacted bomb disposal experts from the Ministry of Defence (MOD).
Some residents were evacuated, while others were advised to stay indoors and avoid the area.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Police evacuated a small number of houses whilst the MOD made an assessment on the device.
“The MOD recovered the device and the cordon is now lifted.”
The cordon was lifted at 1.40pm. Police thanked residents for their patience and cooperation.