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White powder sent to Kirkcaldy business 'was harmless'

A white powder sent inside an envelope to a business premises in Fife has been found to be harmless.

Police were called to Iona House in Kirkcaldy's John Smith Business Park at about 10:30 after a letter was opened and powder spilled out.

Workers who were exposed to the powder were kept inside the room until the powder was identified.

Fife Constabulary said it was a "reckless act" and it would pursue the person who sent the letter.

Supt David McCulloch, Fife Constabulary's head of specialist services, said: "This was a reckless act which put a great many people to inconvenience and tied up a lot of scarce resources by all of the emergency services.

"We will now work to track down the person who committed this criminal act and bring them to justice."

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