Bomb squad called to East Dunbartonshire village - BREAKING NEWS

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NERVOUS residents were evacuated from their homes after what is believed to have been a mortar shell was discovered by workmen.

The alarm was raised by workers installing flood defences to the burn in Service Street, Lennoxtown, at around 1.45pm.

Police asked residents to leave their homes as a precaution.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called and deemed the device to be safe. It thought the shell may date back to World War II.

The area was beneath the flightpath of enemy planes targeting the Clyde and a German pilot who died in WWII is buried locally.

The Herald was out at the scene and spoke to some of the workers involved in the incident.

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