Homes evacuated after 'potentially hazardous substances' found

Police Scotland said it made the discovery with a property in Glasgow's east end.

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Several homes in Glasgow have been evacuated after police found “potentially hazardous substances” inside a property.

Officers said Shettleston Road in the city’s east end has been shut while First Bus said several of its services have been diverted.

Police Scotland urged the public to avoid the area.

A spokesperson said: “Police and emergency services are in attendance at a property in Shettleston Road, Glasgow, following the discovery of potentially hazardous substances within.

“Shettleston Road is closed at Fernan Street, St Mark Street, Blair Street and Old Shettleston Road.

“Local residents have been evacuated as a precaution and members of the public are asked to avoid the area.

“Enquiries into the incident are continuing.”

First Bus had tweeted the issue was due to a fire.

It said its services including the 2, 46 and 60 will be diverted with buses will now go through Old Shettleston Road instead.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has been approached for comment.

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