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Firearms and ammunition seized at Blantyre house

Bomb squad outside Blantyre house
Image caption The items were seized at a house in Kirkton Avenue

A 49-year-old man has been arrested after firearms and ammunition were seized at a house in South Lanarkshire.

Two "suspect devices" were also discovered at the property in Kirkton Avenue, Blantyre, on Wednesday.

A bomb disposal unit was brought in to evaluate and remove the items. Police said there was no suggestion the incident was linked to terrorism.

The man is due to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Friday.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "About 9am yesterday, police responded to a report of firearms and ammunition found within a property in Kirkton Avenue, Blantyre.

"The property was searched and two suspect devices were also found.

"The Royal Navy explosive ordnance disposal unit evaluated the devices and then removed them for examination.

"Numerous items, including firearms and ammunition, were seized."

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