Bomb squad remove 'suspicious item' from Fife beach

Residents said people were being told to leave the beach while officers were in attendance.

The bomb squad have been called out to dispose of a ‘suspicious item’ found in Kirkcaldy.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal and police were spotted at work on the seafront near the promenade at about midday today, September 10.

Several photos appeared on the Fife Jammer Facebook page of the team in action.

Bomb squad called to beach in Kirkcaldy picture: Fife Jammer Locations

Police confirmed specialist officers were called to remove a suspicious looking object from the beach.

Residents reported police were asking people to get off the beach while the team was at work on the town’s seafront.

A police spokeswoman said: “At about 12.35pm on Thursday 10 September, police were called to a report of a suspicious item discovered on Kirkcaldy Beach, Esplanade.

"Officers and EOD are in attendance and the item has been removed for safe disposal.”