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Edinburgh Live
Kris Gourlay

Bomb squad tape off Midlothian street after 'old grenade' discovered near woods

An explosives unit rushed to a quiet street in Midlothian after an old grenade was discovered on Tuesday evening.

The EOD and emergency services were spotted in the Boyd Orr Drive area of Penicuik around 6:40pm on April 4 after an old type grenade was found on the street.

The device was then moved to the Mauricewood area where a controlled explosion was carried out on Wednesday morning, April 5. Various police vehicles, as well as paramedics and the fire service were spotted in the area by concerned locals.

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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 6.40 pm on Tuesday, 4 April 2023, police were called after a device - thought to be an old type grenade was found near to Boyd Orr Drive in Penicuik.

"The device was moved to a wooded area nearby and as a precaution, a cordon was paced around the area.

"The EOD - Explosive Ordnance Department - attended and carried out a controlled explosion around 8 am on Wednesday, 5 April 2023."


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