Humberside

World War II bomb find disrupts East Yorkshire trains

Level crossing at Nafferton Station
Image caption The device was found by the level crossing at Nafferton Station near Driffield

A railway station in East Yorkshire was sealed off and services suspended for about two hours after a suspected World War II bomb was found.

The device, thought to be an inert 2lb (1kg) bomb, was unearthed at a level crossing at Nafferton station near Driffield at about 17:45 BST.

It was found by residents digging flower beds for a village in bloom competition, said Humberside Police.

A bomb disposal team attended the device which has since been removed.

Trains running between Driffield and Bridlington were stopped for about two hours and the area was cordoned off to prevent vibration.

Rail services are now running normally once again through Nafferton.

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