A major emergency service response was prompted by ‘flour’ left to mark a local running route in the south side.
Police and fire crews were called to Bellwood Street in Shawlands after the alarm was raised over a ‘white powder’ outside flats on the street on Monday afternoon. Nearby Tantallon Road was also cordoned off by officers with a diversion put in place for vehicles.
Five fire engines were sent to the scene to assist in making the area safe.
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Investigations were carried out into the substance which was later found to be “not harmful”. It’s understood that the substance was flour put down by a local running group to mark their route.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 2pm on Monday, November 20, police and emergency services attended Bellwood Street, Shawlands following the discovery of an unknown substance outside flats.
“As a precaution, a cordon was put in place along with a number of local road closures.
“Enquiries established the substance was not harmful and the closures and cordon have been lifted.”
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A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service added: “We were requested at 1.59pm on Monday, November 20 to assist our police partners at Bellwood Street, Shawlands.
“Operations Control mobilised five appliances to the scene and crews left after ensuring the area was made safe.”
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