Controlled explosion of 'suspicious' object at flats

Police at flats Police discovered the suspicious object while searching a flat in Birkshaw Brae

Police have confirmed that a controlled explosion has been carried out on a "suspicious" object found in North Lanarkshire.

Bomb disposal experts were called to a block of flats in Birkshaw Brae, Wishaw, after police with a warrant searched the property.

Nearby residents were asked to leave their homes after the operation on Friday afternoon.

The controlled explosion was carried out shortly after 19:00.

Residents were later allowed to return to their homes.

The BBC understands the incident was not terrorism-related.

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