Glasgow & West Scotland

Chemical scare in Glasgow over 'wellies disinfectant'

Bottle found on Crimea Street
Image caption Bottle found on Crimea Street

Bottles of fluid which sparked a chemical scare outside an MoD building in Glasgow city centre have turned out to be 'wellies disinfectant".

The alarm was raised after the bottles were found outside Kentigern House, on Crimea Street, at about 10:45.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service dispatched a scientific advisor and technical support team to the scene.

BBC Scotland understands that the liquid is a common agricultural hygiene product often used on footwear.

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Image caption The bottles were found outside Kentigern House

At the height of the incident a spokesman for the fire service said: "There are currently five fire engines at the scene, including the specialist Environmental Protection Unit from Hamilton. No injuries have been reported."

It was understood at the time that the bottles were not suspicious and may have been left there by mistake.

The building is used as an Army Personnel Centre.

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