Suspicious package found in Leeds Kirkgate Market

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A large part of Leeds city centre was closed off due to reports of a suspicious package.

Emergency services were called out to Kirkgate Market at around 10.25am yesterday, 20 September.

The market and surrounding streets were evacuated as a bomb disposal unit arrived at the scene.

A large cordon put in place by officers caused major travel disruptions, especially for bus services travelling through the city centre.

Police later confirmed the incident was not terror related.

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