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Invergordon street reopens after explosives alert

A street in Invergordon has been reopened after an explosive device described as an "old item of ordnance" was made safe.

Both ends of Shore Road were closed off for about 4 hours, while bomb disposal experts made the device safe.

A member of the public alerted the emergency services to the find at an area known locally as Donkey Bridge.

Invergordon served as a military port and base during both World War I and World War II.

A police spokesman said: "We think it's World War II vintage.

"It's roughly the size of a hand grenade - something like that."

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