POLICE say a "suspicious object" discovered at a property has now been safely disposed of.

Motorists travelling between Keighley and Halifax had to take a diversion at Illingworth yesterday, when a police cordon was set up.

The object was found during forensic searches of a house in Keighley Road, Illingworth, made as part of an investigation into suspected firearms offences.

An army bomb disposal team attended and carried out a controlled explosion.

The cordon has now been lifted.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences.