Scottish independence: Better Together 'bomb threat' probed

Police are investigating claims that a man threatened to firebomb an office of the Better Together campaign.

The man was said to have made the threat after walking into the office in Cumbernauld Shopping Centre.

Better Together is the official campaign against Scottish independence ahead of September's referendum.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland confirmed officers were investigating reports the man had threatened staff.

The incident was said to have happened at 10:45 on Wednesday morning.

A Better Together spokesman said: "We only hope this person is found quickly and dealt with by the authorities. It is completely unacceptable."

'Very serious matter'

Jamie Hepburn, the SNP MSP for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, also condemned the alleged threat.

"Clearly, this is a very serious matter and I am in contact with the police regarding it," he said.

"At this stage, we do not know who this individual is, but obviously I hope that he is apprehended as soon as possible.

"I believe that this campaign is a positive experience for the people of Scotland.

"The issues we are debating are incredibly important and we are all responsible for creating and maintaining an atmosphere of mutual respect.

"This is a democratic debate and both sides must be free to make their case in a peaceful manner."

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