AN EXPLOSIVE device has been found in a garden shed in Duntocher.

The Royal Navy Bomb Disposal attended to the scene at Beeches Road earlier this morning.

Three streets were closed off - Beeches Road, Hillend Crescent and Craigielea Road - and those in nearby houses were evacuated.

Police have since provided an update.

Officers said: "The cordon around Beeches Road has been lifted. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team will carry out a controlled explosion in a nearby field so residents might hear this. Thanks for your patience."

Police Scotland earlier said: "We received a report of ordnance found in a shed on Beeches Road around 11.55am today.

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"A 100m cordon and appropriate traffic management plan has been put in place. People have been evacuated from nearby houses and we are asking people to stay away from the area. while emergency services deal with the incident.

"Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) will attend to check the item and make it safe."