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Mortar shell explosion in Earlston

A controlled explosion has been carried out on a mortar shell in the Scottish Borders.

Police discovered an unexploded mortar shell at an address in Haughhead Avenue in Earlston yesterday, Monday 21 July.

The item was examined by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit before being taken to a nearby field, where a controlled explosion was carried out.

Police Scotland say there was no danger to the public at any time.


Fresh drugs swoop in Borders

Another seven people have been arrested in the biggest anti-drugs campaign in the Borders for more than 5 years.

It brings the total number of arrests to 38, with quantities of heroin and other drugs being seized from properties.

Police have raided homes in Earlston, Hawick and Galashiels in the last week.

The campaign, named Operation Goal, is aimed at targeting street level drug dealers.