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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

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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

Gala Fairydean Rovers call for memorabilia

Memorabilia was destroyed in the blaze Credit: ITV Border

People with memorabilia of Gala Fairydean Rovers Football Club are being asked to share photographs or items with the club.

A fire destroyed the kit room where photographs from as far back as the 1920's were kept, along with trophies.

The club would like anyone with items to contact them directly.

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