Tayside and Central Scotland

'Unexploded shell' found in Crieff park was dummy bomb

Bomb disposal experts were called to a Perthshire town after what was thought to be a World War II shell was found.

Police placed a cordon around the area at Market Park in King Street, Crieff, on Wednesday afternoon.

The metal cylinder-shaped object was described as approximately eight inches long, 1½ inches in diameter, with a two to three-inch inch fin at the rear.

A military explosives team remained at the scene overnight, but concluded that the object was a "dummy" training bomb.

Police sealed off the area after the discovery at about 16:40 on Wednesday.

They called in a military explosives team from Edinburgh, who confirmed that the device could be an unexploded shell, but left it untouched until daylight.

On closer inspection in the morning, the experts concluded the object was a training device, and removed it from the area. Police said there was no danger to the public.

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