UPDATE - Normanton ‘bomb’ safely destroyed

Bomb scare in Normanton
Bomb scare in Normanton

People have now been allowed to return to their homes and businesses after being evacuated during a bomb scare in Normanton.

A suspect device found in the car park of the Co-op, on West Street, was declared safe by experts from the Ministry of Defence.

A 200 metre wide safety cordon that had been put in place has now been lifted and roads have been re-opened.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “The device was not found to be suspicious. All cordons and road closures have been lifted and enquiries are on-going.”