NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Suspect device found in Lewick was not ordnance

Sands of Sounds beach Image copyright Mike Pennington/Geograph

Explosive experts have confirmed that a suspect object found on a beach in Shetland was not military ordnance.

A 100m cordon was put in place at Sands of Sound in Lerwick after the object was found on Monday afternoon.

Members of the public were urged to stay away and a bomb disposal team was notified.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency later confirmed the object had been inspected and declared safe.

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