Police cordon off centre of Keith after suspicious substance find

Fire, police and ambulance in attendance at Keith (pic: Peter Wills)

POLICE IN KEITH have cordoned off the area around Reidhaven Square as they investigate an ‘ongoing incident’.

Officers were alerted at around 2.30pm this afternoon to an ‘unidentified substance’ in the area.

Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Walker said: “Officers are in attendance at the Reidhaven Square area of Keith following the discovery of an unidentified substance earlier this afternoon (Thursday March 23, 2017).

“As per protocol we are liaising with other emergency services at the scene as we carry out inquiries into what it is. I would stress we are aware of no threat to the public in any way and no one has been injured.

“Our inquiries are ongoing and at a very early stage and further information will be released when available. I would like to thank the local community for their patience while this incident is dealt with.”

Fire & Rescue and Ambulance crews are also on the scene.