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'Bomb scare' after device found in Lennoxtown

Police at scene
Image caption Police sealed off the area around Service Street

A number of homes were evacuated in East Dunbartonshire earlier after workmen discovered what is believed to have been a mortar shell.

Police were called to Service Street, Lennoxtown, at about 14:00 on Tuesday.

They sealed off the area and called in a bomb disposal unit. A number of homes were evacuated as a precaution.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team later deemed the device to be safe. The matter was resolved by 15:00 and residents were allowed to return home.

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