Police provide reassurance after reports of possible gunshot in Nairn
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Police, some believed to be armed, were called to an incident in Boath Park, Nairn this afternoon.
An investigation was launched at around 1pm, following reports of a loud bang.
Officers stood down after enquiries were made.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "At around 1.40pm on Thursday, 14 January, officers were called to the Sutors Avenue area of Nairn following a report of a loud bang that sounded like a gunshot.
"Local officers were supported by specialist resources and conducted enquiries in the area.
"The source of the sound is believed to have been identified as a coming from an animal training device.
"No further police action is required."