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Emergency services / Cordon placed around possible gas cylinder found on beach

A FIFTY metre safety cordon has been placed around what appears to be a gas cylinder which was found on Sandside beach in Mossbank.

The object, which becomes covered in high water, was reported on Saturday, and the explosives ordnance disposal team has been notified.

Coastguard rescue teams from Hillswick, Lerwick and Walls will be providing safety cover at the site.

HM coastguard duty controller Angus McIver said: “We will continue to monitor the object until the disposal team arrives and will also be liaising with local police and authorities about the ongoing situation.”