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Suspected bomb found near Kessock Bridge and Caley Thistle stadium in Inverness


By Ian Duncan


A cone, left by the coastguard, marks the spot where the suspected device was discovered yesterday around 100m from the Kessock Bridge.
A cone, left by the coastguard, marks the spot where the suspected device was discovered yesterday around 100m from the Kessock Bridge.

A suspected bomb has been found buried in the sand in the Moray Firth.

It was around 100m from the Kessock Bridge and just yards from Caley Thistle's home ground in Stadium Road.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said they were alerted around 3.20pm yesterday and members of HM Coastguard were called into lead the operation.

However, due to the incoming tide, they could only cordon off the object – which is yet to be confirmed as explosive ordnance – before returning to the scene today.

Officers from the coastguard returned to the scene this afternoon but it was felt nothing could be done about until bomb disposal experts arrived and the tide was out. It is understood they will return tomorrow afternoon. Picture: James MacKenzie
Officers from the coastguard returned to the scene this afternoon but it was felt nothing could be done about until bomb disposal experts arrived and the tide was out. It is understood they will return tomorrow afternoon. Picture: James MacKenzie

Two coastguard vehicles returned this afternoon but, speaking at the scene, a spokesman confirmed it would be unlikely that anything would be done until tomorrow after the arrival of naval bomb disposal experts.

A spokewoman from HM Coastguard said they were called by police at around 3.50pm yesterday and the report was originally from two members of the public of the potential ordnance on the beach beside Stadium Road.

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