Sunday 11 December 2016

False alarm with 'ticking' rucksack

Published 29/07/2011 | 13:33

A timer inside a pigeon fancier's rucksack sparked suspicion on a train
A timer inside a pigeon fancier's rucksack sparked suspicion on a train

A major security alert was sparked when a pigeon fancier's rucksack was left on a train.

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Police were called at around 9am on Friday by a railway worker.

It is understood the bag had a timer inside which raised suspicion.

Around five "emergency units" from the Scottish Ambulance Service headed to the scene at Dunblane train station in Stirlingshire.

The rucksack, which sources said belonged to a pigeon fancier, is now in lost property.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: "We were contacted with a report of a suspicious package on an empty train. It was reported by a member of rail staff at Dunblane station.

"Officers attended and the package is not suspicious."

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