Bomb disposal squad called to Fort William

A bomb disposal team was called to a block of flats in Fort William following the discovery of an “unidentified device”.

Picture: Police Scotland

The incident in the Ross Place area forced the precautionary evacuation of a small number of nearby properties.

Police Scotland confirmed they were called to the incident at around 8.20pm yesterday.

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“Due to the presence of an unidentified device in the address, Scottish Fire and Rescue and EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) were called to assist,” the force said in a statement.

No-one was injured and police stressed that there was no danger to the public at any time.

A 17-year-old man has been detained in relation to a separate matter.