POLICE have cordoned off an area of woodland in Selby after a suspected hand grenade was found earlier today.

Just before 10am this morning (May 11) a member of the public reported finding what is thought to be a hand grenade in Brayton Barff woods in Selby.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: "An area of the woods has been cordoned off to allow emergency services to attend the area.

"Members of the public are advised to stay clear of the area."

Reference number: NYP-11052021-0099