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Evacuation after bomb scare in Penistone

By Ed Elliot, Penistone Reporter Wednesday 5th March 2014
Bomb disposal experts on the scene

BOMB disposal experts are on the scene at a street in Penistone following the discovery of what are believed to be unexploded Second World War munitions.

 

Sheffield Road is closed between Queen Street and Green Road and a cordon is in place as two bomb disposal lorries joined police on the scene earlier this afternoon (Wednesday).

 

The road is expected to remain closed for some time - motorists are advised to avoid the area and some residents and businesses have been evacuated as a precaution.

 

** Penistone reporter Ed Elliot has been at the scene - he will have a full report in Friday's Barnsley Chronicle newspaper. **