Bomb threat for Peterhead business

The Score Group Plc base on the outskirts of Peterhead
The Score Group Plc base on the outskirts of Peterhead

A Peterhead subsea engineering company was faced with another bomb threat on Friday morning.

The Buchanie understands that staff members raised the alarm at around 11.30am after finding a suspect package.

Police officers were joined at the scene by a Royal Navy Explosives Ordnance Disposal team, and together they worked into the evening to secure the premises.

It is believed that it was business as usual for Score Group Plc staff throughout the day, however there was an increase in security.

Management at Score Group Plc had spoken to the Buchanie before the Scottish Referendum voicing their concerns for the well-being of staff as the firm had faced three IED bomb threats requiring the presence of the bomb squad.

They also voiced safety concerns for members of the public after their No campaign signs were vandalised by people using sledgehammers.

A police spokesperson said: “Police Scotland can confirm that the package sent to Score Europe in Peterhead has been made safe and recovered for investigation.

“The device did not present a risk to the public.

“Police Scotland would like to thank the community for their patience whilst the incident was dealt with.

“As part of the response to the incident, Royal Navy EOD were requested to attend as a precaution and officers have also been assisted by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

They added: “Anyone with information regarding the incident and who hasn’t spoken to police is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous.”