UK: Further searches after bomb squad removes ‘suspect item’ from flat

Further searches are under way after a bomb squad removed a “suspect item” from a flat in Glasgow on Monday. Police were called to the scene on Petershill Road in the Springburn area of the city just after 10am on Read More …

UK: Homes evacuated and man arrested after bomb squad called to a flat in Glasgow

Homes have been evacuated and a man has been arrested after bomb disposal units were called to a block of flats in Glasgow. Police are currently at the scene on Petershill Road in the Springburn area of the city after Read More …

UK: First-time metal detectorist sparks panic when he finds unexploded World War One bomb

A first-time metal detectorist sparked panic in Scotland this morning after finding an ‘unexploded device’, thought to be a World War I bomb, late on Tuesday. Ryan Junor, 39, only bought his new metal detector three days before making the Read More …

Thornhill landmine clearing charity receives Scottish Government backing for Ukraine work

A Thornhill-based landmine clearing charity has been given Scottish Government funding to continue its work in Ukraine. The Halo Trust is working in the war-torn country to remove explosives left behind by Russia’s invasion and has been handed £300,000 from Read More …

Libyan accused in Lockerbie bombing now in American custody

A Libyan intelligence official accused of making the bomb that brought down Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988 in an international act of terrorism has been taken into U.S. custody and will face federal charges in Washington, Read More …

UK: Bomb squad scare sparks second Glasgow street lockdown as specialist cops scour scene

A bomb squad scare has seen a second Scots street locked down this week as specialist officers were deployed to the scene. Mansion Court in Cambuslang was sealed off on Tuesday night after an alleged suspect package was found. The Read More …

UK: Police and firefighters attacked with fireworks and petrol bombs

Police officers say they were attacked with fireworks, petrol bombs and a Molotov cocktail in a series of violent bonfire night incidents in Scotland. Two officers in Edinburgh were treated in hospital for head injuries after youths threw bricks at Read More …

UK: Railway closed after WW2 bomb found at Barrhead building site

An unexploded World War 2 bomb has been found in East Renfrewshire, prompting the closure of a railway line. Police were called to a Taylor Wimpey construction site on Springfield Road, Barrhead – where new houses are being built – Read More …

Police Scotland welcomes sentencing of Nikolaos Karvounakis

Police Scotland has welcomed the sentencing of Nikolaos Karvounakis after he left an improvised explosive device (IED) in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh in January 2018. Th 35-year-old was sentenced to eight years and four months at the High Court in Read More …