Pudsey: Traffic nightmare at Thornbury Barracks after suspicious package found


Drivers faced a traffic nightmare today after Thornbury Barracks was closed off after the discovery of a suspicious package.

Police were called at 9.46am today to a report of a suspicious package in the grounds of Thornbury Barracks.  

Road closures were put in place on Bradford Road at the junctions of Gain Lane and Woodhall Lane and traffic was diverted through Pudsey. 

A cordon was also placed around the immediate area and a small number of houses on Galloway Lane were evacuated. 

Officers from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team were deployed to the scene and removed the object to a safe area, where a controlled explosion was carried out. 

Initial investigations suggest the package did not contain any explosives. 

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said:

“We would like to thank the public for their patience and apologise for any inconvenience that may have been caused.” 

Enquiries are continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact police at Leeds on 101, quoting log 497 of 25 March.

The road closures led to heavy traffic congestion around Thornbury and Pudsey.


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