Bomb squad remove 'suspicious item' from Fife beach

Residents said people were being told to leave the beach while officers were in attendance.

Thursday, 10th September 2020, 3:13 pm

The bomb squad have been called out to dispose of a ‘suspicious item’ found in Kirkcaldy.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal and police were spotted at work on the seafront near the promenade at about midday today, September 10.

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Several photos appeared on the Fife Jammer Facebook page of the team in action.

Bomb squad called to beach in Kirkcaldy picture: Fife Jammer Locations

Police confirmed specialist officers were called to remove a suspicious looking object from the beach.

Residents reported police were asking people to get off the beach while the team was at work on the town’s seafront.

A police spokeswoman said: “At about 12.35pm on Thursday 10 September, police were called to a report of a suspicious item discovered on Kirkcaldy Beach, Esplanade.

"Officers and EOD are in attendance and the item has been removed for safe disposal.”