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A Royal Navy bomb squad has blown up a military flare found in Benbecula.

The ordnance was originally discovered on the shore at the North Ford causeway, between Grimsay and Benbecula.

The finder took the phosphorous flare - which may have been a powerful powerful marker flare for a submarine - off the shore onto the road.

A police officer guarded the area overnight .

Ordnance experts from Faslane arrived on Sunday and undertook a controlled explosion of the device.



Bomb disposal squad blow up ordnance washed ashore

28 August 2017