A teenager has been charged after suspicious materials were discovered in an Aberdeenshire town.
Residents and businesses in seven streets were evacuated in the Low Shore area of Banff after an explosive ordinance disposal team was called to the town as a “precaution”.
Police placed a 100m cordon around the property and set up a reception centre at Banff Academy for people who were moved out of their homes and businesses.
The streets evacuated were Carmelite Street, Reid Street, Bridge Street, Church Street, Water Lane, Crown Court and Old Market Place.
Residents were allowed back into their homes in the early hours of Saturday morning.
A Grampian Police spokesman said: “Grampian Police can confirm that a 19-year-old man has been charged in connection with an incident in the Low Shore area of Banff and a report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.
“As the case is now live it would be inappropriate to comment further.”
The 19-year-old man is expected to appear at Peterhead Sheriff Court on Monday.
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