Police say bomb squad in Motherwell was ‘no risk to the wider public’

Police in Motherwell carried out a controlled explosion last night after the discovery of a potential explosive.

A report was made to the police around 3.10pm in the Dollar Park area of Muirhouse, where police attended alongside the explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman told Lanarkshire Live : “Around 3.10 pm on Wednesday, September 1, we received a report of a potential ordnance found in the Dollar Park area of Muirhouse.

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“A cordon was put in place by officers and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team attended and the potential ordnance was securely moved to a location where a controlled explosion could be carried out in the Ravenscraig area.

“There was no risk to the wider public.”

One Twitter user Tweeted us about the incident last night.

He said: “Heavy Police Presence and bomb Squad in #motherwell anybody know why?”

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Daily Record – Motherwell