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Suspicious package in Fraserburgh 'not hazardous'

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Image caption A bomb disposal team was called out to assess the package

Residents near a Fraserburgh supermarket have been allowed to return home - after a suspicious package was found not to contain any hazardous material.

The Buchan Road Co-op was cordoned off just before midday as a precaution.

A bomb disposal unit from Edinburgh assessed the package and confirmed it did not contain explosives.

Police Scotland said the cordon was removed at 19:00 and inquiries into the incident were ongoing.

A spokesman said: "Police Scotland can confirm that following investigation by Explosive Ordnance Disposal the suspicious package found earlier today in Buchan Road, Fraserburgh, was not found to contain any hazardous material.

"The incident is now subject to further police inquiry.

"The police cordon was stood down at 7pm and residents and businesses have now returned to their properties.

"The priority for Police Scotland is always to maintain the safety of the public and in doing so this incident will have disrupted many.

"Police Scotland would like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding during this incident. The public should be reassured that at no time was there any risk associated with this incident."

Anyone with information about the incident should contact police.

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