Tayside and Central Scotland

Man held in connection with explosion at Dundee tenement

Scene at Cullen Place in Dundee
Image caption Windows were blown out and doors damaged in the explosion

A 24-year-old man has been detained by police investigating an explosion at a block of flats in Dundee.

Homes in Cullen Place in the city were evacuated on Thursday after a device exploded causing windows and doors to blow out in the tenement block.

No-one was injured in the incident but police said the device had the potential to cause harm.

The man was detained after officers stopped a van in the city's Claverhouse Road at about 20:40 on Saturday.

The vehicle was seized and a temporary cordon put in place.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment was called in to check the vehicle did not pose a threat to the public, and the van was removed for forensic examination.

A spokesman for Tayside Police said inquiries were continuing and would include further searches in the Dundee area.

He added: "Tayside Police apologises for any inconvenience caused during these inquiries, but is confident that residents will fully appreciate the importance of the investigation and the public's safety.

"No further information is available at this time, but the force would again request that anyone with information about recent incidents in the Craigie and Douglas areas of Dundee call them."

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