MOD called in and houses evacuated after Harrogate resident finds explosive device in their garden

North Yorkshire Police were called to a property in Harrogate after an explosive device was found yesterday (September 28).

A scene guard and cordon was in place on Gordon Avenue, Hall Lane and Bilton Lane. Picture: Google Maps

The device was found by a member of the public in their garden on Gordon Avenue, in the Bilton suburb of Harrogate,

A small number of houses were evacuated while officers awaited the arrival of the MOD, which had been called in to make an assessment on the device.

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Local residents were advised to stay in doors and avoid the area.

According to North Yorkshire Police, the MOD recovered the device, and the cordon was lifted at approximately 1.40pm yesterday.

"We thank the public for their patience and cooperation," officers said.