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Villagers shocked as the bomb squad is called in


RESIDENTS of a small Scots village were left shocked after the bomb squad was called in to deal with a suspected device linked to the Second World War.

Police and military experts flooded Carsie, near Blaigowrie in Perthshire, after the alarm was raised following the discovery at a property.

An Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit and an ambulance from the Scottish Ambulance Service National Risk and Resilience Department later found the suspect item did not pose any threat.

One resident said: “I have never seen so many emergency vehicles.”

Another villager said: “Nobody on scene would tell me anything other than that it was ‘nothing to worry about’, but I doubt they had the military bomb disposal officers and around 50 other emergency service officers around for no apparent reason.”

One local, writing on Twitter, said they believed police had found old Second World War devices in a property there.

A spokesman for Police Scotland’s Tayside Division said: “Police Scotland can confirm that while conducting inquiries at an address in the Carsie area of Blairgowri­e on Saturday afternoon, officers came across an item requiring further investigat­ion.

“Explosive Ordnance Disposal attended along with the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service. It was found the item posed no threat.

“A cordon was put in place for a number of hours while the incident was dealt with.

“Officers investigat­ing would like to thank the public for their co-operation while this incident was dealt with. There was no threat to the wider public at any point.”

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