False alarm at Shawbost

Police have today (Thursday) confirmed that a package sent to the Shawbost Mill has been checked by Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) and found to be non-suspicious.

Northern Constabulary received the call at around 10.15am yesterday (Wednesday) about a suspicious package and measures were taken to isolate the package andn an EOD team arrived on the island.

A cordon was put in place in accordance with standard procedures to maintain public safety.