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Police confirm investigation launched following reports of explosive device in north-east town

Residents were told to evacuate by police last night after a “suspicious item” was found in a north-east town.

At around 7pm yesterday, police and emergency services were called following reports of a suspicious device found near to an address on Linds Brae, Fraserburgh.

The junction of Kirk Brae and High Street in Fraserburgh was cordoned off yesterday evening as police investigated.

A police spokeswoman said: “Three nearby properties were evacuated as a precaution.

“The EOD ( Explosive Ordnance Disposal) team attended and the item was examined and found to be non-viable.

“Inquiries into the incident are continuing.

“Shore Street, North Street, Frithside Street and Kirkbrae were closed last night to allow inquiries to be carried out. All have since been re-opened.”

A unit from the British Army’s Royal Logistic Corps’ bomb squad was also dispatched from Edinburgh to lead the investigations.

Homes evacuated as bomb squad investigates reports of explosive device in north-east town

Police confirm investigation launched following reports of explosive device in north-east town

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