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Bomb squad detonates Keith device


By Lorna Thompson


POLICE say Army bomb disposal experts have detonated a device after an alert at a recycling centre in Keith yesterday.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit carried out a detonation after police cordoned off an area at the site in the town's Balloch Road.

The EOD said "a few items of interest" were found. No details have yet been released as to the nature of these items.

Moray Council has closed the recycling centre until further notice and confirmed the closure was due to a police incident.

Police cordon off the entrance to the recycling centre at Balloch Road in Keith. Picture: Eric Cormack
Police cordon off the entrance to the recycling centre at Balloch Road in Keith. Picture: Eric Cormack

Police Scotland said a device was found at around 12.35pm on Wednesday at the recycling centre.

A police spokesman said emergency services attended and an area was cordoned off as a precaution.

An EOD spokeswoman said: "A few items of interest have been found at recycling centres recently – but they've all turned out to be random stuff."



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