Army bomb disposal experts deal with “suspicious package” in Pontefract - a motorcycle battery

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Police were called to Pontefract racecourse yesterday afternoon (Sunday) following the the discovery of a potentially suspicious package by a member of the public.

Officers attended at 1.05pm and located a square device in a green holdall near the golf course. As a precaution the area was cordoned off and the Ministry of Defence were contacted.

After assessing the device, bomb disposal experts concluded it was a motorcycle battery and was not suspicious.

The scene was closed down as soon as enquiries were completed at around 4pm.