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Substance found in letter sent to Keith pub not harmful

Scene in Keith Image copyright Daniel Fraser

A white powder found in a letter sent to a Moray pub - sparking a major emergency response - was not harmful, police have said.

The incident happened at the Crown Inn, in the Reidhaven Square area of Keith, on Thursday afternoon.

The square was cordoned off for several hours as police and fire crews examined the scene.

Police Scotland later said it had been established the white powder found in the letter was not harmful.