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Piper Bravo platform substance 'was not illegal'

Piper Bravo
Piper Bravo personnel were tested

A suspicious powder discovered on board a North Sea oil platform was an over-the-counter medicine, it has emerged.

Talisman Sinopec Energy UK had called in police after the discovery of the packages on Piper Bravo.

All those working on board the platform underwent substance testing by medics.

However, Police Scotland said tests on the powder had "established the packages did not contain illegal substances but crushed medication commonly used for pain relief".

The force said no further action would be taken.

Talisman said it had a zero tolerance approach to illegal substances.

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