Brayton Barff woods cordoned off by police in Selby following reports of hand grenade as public warned to avoid area

Police have cordoned off Brayton Barff woods in Selby after a suspected hand grenade was found by a member of the public.

Emergency services are currently at the scene.

The public are being advised to stay clear of the area.

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A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "A member of the public has reported finding what's thought to be a hand grenade in Brayton Barff woods in Selby.

Brayton Barff in Selby.

"A cordon has been put in place to allow emergency services to attend.

"Members of the public are advised to stay clear of the area."