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Unexploded ordnance discovery closes Stromness road

The area around the Old Academy has been cordoned off.

A section of the Back Road in Stromness has been closed due to the discovery of an unexploded ordnance.

The ordnance — thought to be a live hand grenade — is believed to have been located around the Old Academy Business Centre at around 4.15pm on Tuesday afternoon.

Inspector David Hall said that a cordon and traffic management was in place, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal have been contacted.

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