Houses evacuated as bomb squad called to suspected explosives haul in Selby

Bomb disposal experts have been called to deal with explosives believed to have been found in a rural outbuilding in North Yorkshire.

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Officers from North Yorkshire Police were called to an outbuilding at Railway Cottages, in Barlow, Selby, today at around 9am.

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A member of the public alerted police to what is thought to be a quantity of explosive material.

A police cordon has been put in place and neighbouring properties have been evacuated while army bomb disposal experts make their way to the scene.

A police spokesman said: “The army’s bomb disposal unit has been contacted to ensure the material is safely dealt with.”