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Yesterday afternoon (16 May), a member of public located an object which was believed to be an unexploded bomb in the river at Knaresborough.
They took it back to their home address before contacting the police.
Due to the nature of the object, a 100m cordon was put in place whilst Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) attended to remove the object and safely deal with it.
What should you do if you ever find yourself in a similar situation?
If you come across something that you think may be an explosive device such a bomb, shell, mortar or marine flare for example:
If you don't know the postal address, provide the police with details of local landmarks.
Or if you have What3Words on your phone it would be helpful to give the police the precise location.
If you are able to you could provide a description of the item, including any markings that may be on it.
The police will make contact with the Explosives Ordnance Disposal Officer (bomb disposal officer), who will be able to take the necessary action.Thankfully, the EOD were able to dispose of the object, and the incident was brought to a safe conclusion.
Thank you to residents in the local area for their patience whilst we dealt with the incident.
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