Bomb experts carry out controlled explosion at Viking Energy windfarm

Bomb experts carried out a controlled explosion today (Friday) at the Viking Energy windfarm construction site.

Police contacted the Royal Navy’s Diving and Threat Exploitation Group on Monday after the discovery of a suspected ordnance.

The navy specialists arrived in Shetland this morning and identified the item as a marine smoke marker.

A navy spokeswoman said a controlled explosion was carried out to make the item safe.

Inspector Sam Greshon said the suspected ordnance being found at a windfarm near the A970 at South Nesting, Shetland.

“Enquiries were carried out and there was not believed to be any risk to the wider public,” the inspector added.


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