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Package found in Annan poses "no risk to public"

Police Scotland have confirmed that the package found in Annan poses no risk to the public.

Around 35 people were evacuated from their homes and a local hotel after reports of a suspicious package was found.

Police Scotland, the Fire and Rescue Service and the Explosive DIsposal Unit attended the scene, however the package was found to be not dangerous.

Enquiries into the incident are continuing.


Annan town centre cordoned off

Evacuation as suspicious package found behind Annan police station

Annan High Street has been closed after a suspicious package was found behind the police station.

Police Scotland has confirmed more than 30 people have been evacuated from their homes and the Queensberry Arms Hotel, as well as the police station itself.

The package was discovered by a member of the public around 4:30pm this afternoon.

The area remains cleared while and Explosive Disposal Unit are at the scene.

More updates to follow.

Annan High Street is closed as the EOD inspect the package Credit: Fergus Waddell

Man dies in crash on A75 near Annan

The wreckage of the car on the A75 near Annan

A man has died after a crash on the A75 in which four members of his family were also taken to hospital.

The car they were all travelling in crashed into trees west of Annan in Dumfries and Galloway, at 3.30pm on 25th November.

The driver, a local man believed to be 67-years-old, died at the scene.

His family were treated for minor injuries at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. They have since been released. Police Scotland are appealing for any witnesses to contact them.

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