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Bomb squad scrambled & homes evacuated after ‘suspect item’ found in Scots town

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LOCALS in a Scots town were evacuated from their homes as a “suspect item” was found after a van went up in flames.

Emergency crews raced to the scene in Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire, at around 11.20pm last night.

Emergency crews raced to Benvue Road in Lennoxtown last nightCredit: Google

The alarm was raised after police received a report of a van on fire at Benvue Road.

After the blaze was extinguished, a “suspect item” was found at the vehicle.

This was then removed by Explosive Ordnance Disposal.

A number of nearby properties were evacuated as a precaution.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 11.20pm on Saturday, 8 June, 2024, police received a report of a van on fire at Benvue Road, Lennoxtown.

“The fire was extinguished and no-one was injured.

“A suspect item was found at the vehicle and this has been safely removed by Explosive Ordnance Disposal.

“A number of properties were evacuated as a precaution.

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“Enquiries are ongoing.”

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