Glasgow & West Scotland

Bearsden WWII bomb alert was false alarm

A bomb disposal team was sent to Bearsden after a gardener dug up an unexploded WWII device
Image caption A bomb disposal team was sent to Bearsden after a gardener dug up a suspected unexploded WWII device

A suspected bomb alert in East Dunbartonshire has turned out to be a false alarm, police said.

Explosives experts were called to an address in West Chapelton Drive, Bearsden, at about 13:20 after a gardener thought he had dug up an unexploded World War II bomb.

Police cordoned off the area and neighbouring homes were evacuated.

But a bomb disposal team from the Faslane Naval Base on the Clyde declared the object safe.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "It ended up being a false alarm with good intent.

"The explosive ordinance disposal team came out but it was an inert object so all has been stood down. It wasn't a bomb."