Incident at Fairbairn Street, Dundee - Update
Published 07 December 2017
Police Scotland have further information to give out regarding the ongoing Police activity in Fairbairn Street, Dundee.
On the 5th December 2017, a 65 year old man was detained and subsequently arrested by Police in relation to telecommunication offences. As part of this investigation, a search was conducted at an address in Fairbairn Street, Dundee, yesterday evening (6th).
During the course of this search, substances were found causing Police to seek specialist advice from Explosive Ordnance Disposal.Assessment of the substances led to a decision to evacuate a small number of properties as a safety precaution. To ensure public safety, EOD colleagues conducted a small controlled explosion to dispose of these substances in what was considered to be the safest possible manner. Items have been seized for forensic analysis, and the investigation is ongoing.
Superintendent Graeme Murdoch, Head of Operations, Tayside Division, said "We understand that it is always concerning for the community when there is this level of Police activity, and we require the advice and services of our EOD colleagues. However, public safety remains our highest priority, and in this case, that has been no different, and we have tried to balance this with the impact on local residents. I would seek to reassure all residents in Fairbairn Street and the immediate vicinity that there is no ongoing threat to their safety. I can now confirm that following a full search we are satisfied that the property concerned is completely safe, and we are in the process of advising affected residents that they are free to return to their homes."
We would like to thank all of the people affected by this incident for their full co-operation and patience, which has assisted us greatly in ensuring a safe outcome for all.
Find out more about local policing issues in this area by visiting: Tayside
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