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Man arrested after controlled explosion carried out in Paisley

Bomb disposal team Image copyright Arun Smith
Image caption A Royal Navy bomb disposal team were called to the incident in Paisley

A bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion in Paisley early on Saturday morning.

It came after Police Scotland were called to reports of an explosion in Well Street just before 21:00 on Friday.

Police said there was nothing to suggest the incident was terror-related. There are reports it was a "firework device".

A 35-year-old man has been arrested and detained.

No one was injured in the incident and police have thanked the local community for their help.

Image copyright Arun Smith
Image caption A cordon was put in place on Well Street following reports of an explosion

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