South Scotland

Borders workmen take home unexploded bomb

A controlled explosion has been carried out on a World War Two bomb which two workmen took home after finding it on a remote Borders hillside.

The pair made the discovery while erecting fences above Westruther on Monday.

They put the device in the back of their van, which they left outside a colleague's house in Earlston.

The man's father noticed it and a bomb disposal unit later carried out a controlled explosion in a nearby field.

Police said there was no danger to the public at any time.

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