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Bomb disposal team called to Ayr beach

A bomb disposal team was called to Ayr beach after a flare was washed up on the shore.

A spokeswoman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said they were alerted to the phosphorous flare at about 10:00.

They set up a 200m cordon around the flare, which can be used as a marker at sea.

An explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) team arrived on the scene later in the afternoon and "dealt with" the flare.

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