Navy bomb disposal experts deal with Caol device

BOMB THREAT 5/5/19 Banavie Road in Caol, cordoned off and people evecuated after a fisherman brought home what is thought to be wartime ordnance he caught. PICTURE IAIN FERGUSON, THE WRITE IMAGE

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Royal Navy bomb disposal experts were rushed to a property in Caol on Sunday night after a local angler landed a suspected unexploded wartime device while fishing in Loch Arkaig, near Spean Bridge.

A small number of residents in Banavie Road were evacuated as a precaution after Police Scotland was made aware of the item of suspected ordnance within the garden of a property.

The item – which was historic – had been returned to the property without having been identified as possible ordnance, having been found earlier in the day.

A Police Scotland spokesperson told us: ‘The item was removed to a safe location later that evening and was destroyed by Royal Navy explosive ordnance disposal shortly before 8.30am on Monday May 6.

‘A small number of properties on Banavie Road were evacuated as a precaution during Sunday evening and local residents are thanked for their understanding.’