Unexploded mortar found in Scottish Borders

Bomb disposal team. Photograph Greg Macvean/TSPL
Bomb disposal team. Photograph Greg Macvean/TSPL

Bomb disposal experts were called to the Minto area on Monday after an unexploded mortar shell was found.

The device, discovered on a hillside by a member of the public at 12.15pm, was removed and ‘appropriately disposed off,’ a Police Scotland spokesman told The Southern.

He added: “There was no risk to the general public during this time.”