York & North Yorkshire

WW2 shell found at Askham Bar park and ride in York

Askham Bar police cordon
Image caption Workmen on the new Askham Bar Park and Ride found what is believed to be an old mortar shell

A World War Two shell has been discovered close to the main ring road through York.

Workmen on a new park and ride site at Askham Bar found what is believed to be an old mortar shell shortly before 16:00 BST and North Yorkshire Police were called to the scene.

The Army's bomb disposal team confirmed the device was safe.

Road closures around Sim Balk Lane, Tadcaster Road and Askham Bar have since been lifted.

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