Warning Issued as Resident Brings Home WWII Flare from Beach
Ardrossan , Scotland Bomb disposal experts were called to Ardrossan after a phosphorus flare that was found washed up on the town's beach earlier was brought back to a home in the area. Witnesses reported a heavy police presence including fire engines, ambulance, and EOD from Faslane who were there to assist with the dangerous situation.
A spokesperson from Police Scotland said, "We received a call around 11.15pm relating to an item that was found on Ardrossan beach and had been taken to an address on Park View, Ardrossan. Officers alongside Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) attended. The item requires further examination and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances."
The suspected UXO is thought to be part of an estimated million and a half tons of war surplus that was decommissioned at the second-biggest military port of Cairnryan after WWII and later dumped at sea around the West coast of Scotland.
People have been requested to stay vigilant and avoid picking up any strange objects on the beach, and instead, alert the coastguard on 999.