Orkney: Area of Stromness cordoned after an unexploded bomb was discovered

An area of Stromness has been cordoned off after an unexploded bomb was discovered.

The bomb, which the BBC reports is an unexploded World War Two grenade, was found on Tuesday and reported to the Police.

The area around Back Road has been cordoned off by the emergency services and Explosive Ordnance Disposal have been contact to handle the device.

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An area of Stromness has been cordoned off after an unexploded bomb was discovered.

Inspector David Hall said: "We received a report of unexploded ordnance in the Stromness area of Orkney around 4.15pm on Tuesday, 27 April, 2021.

"A cordon and appropriate traffic management plan has been put in place.

"Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) have been contacted to check the item."

The locals have been asked to stay away from this area as the EOD are expected to arrive on Wednesday morning.

There are road closures and diversions in place and anybody travelling in the area should take these into account when planning their trip.

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