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'Sword' waved at windfarm meeting

Security procedures at County Hall in Beverley are under review after a man waved an imitation samurai sword at a planning meeting.

The man brandished a plastic sword during a meeting on 29 September about a planned wind farm near Withernsea.

A spokesman for East Riding of Yorkshire Council described the incident as "minor", adding that "no one was ever in danger" from the sword.

The man was asked to leave the inquiry which then proceeded as planned.

The council spokesman added the man did not directly threaten anyone but spoke while planning inspector Paul Griffiths was taking evidence on the wind farm proposals.

Energy company E.On plan to build a wind farm at Roos near Withernsea.

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