'Controlled explosion' after 'suspicious package' found in Scottish town

Multiple properties had been evacuated and roads were closed in the Scottish Borders after reports of a 'suspicious package'.

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Police have carried out a “controlled explosion” in a town in the Scottish Borders following the discovery of a “suspicious package”.

Several properties were evacuated and roads were closed following the finding at Kirk Wynd in Selkirk on Wednesday afternoon.

Members of the public had been urged to stay away from the area.

Hours later, Police Scotland confirmed a bomb disposal team had attended the site and carried out a controlled explosion.

The force said: “The cordon has been lifted around Kirk Wynd, Selkirk and residents are returning to their homes following the earlier discovery of a suspicious package.

“Explosive ordnance disposal attended and a controlled explosion was carried out.

“There were no injuries. Enquiries are ongoing.

“We’d like to thank the public for their patience while investigations were carried out and reassure them there is no wider risk.”

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