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.