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By Fiona Reid
Dumfries and West
Suspected WWII bomb unearthed

A DEVICE which is believed to be an unexploded World War II bomb has been discovered near to Wallaceton, Thornhill.

Police Scotland report that they received a call around 4.30 pm on Monday relating to the unearthing of what was described as an old bomb shaped object on a building plot on a farm.

A spokesman said: “Officers attended and after consultation with explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) officers in Edinburgh a 100 metre cordon was requested.

“This included the B729 road which fell within this range.

“EOD staff later attended and the device, thought to be World War II ordnance, was removed to a safe place.”

The device is set to be detonated today.

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