Coalburn raid NOT linked to gangland killing

THE huge police operation in Coalburn was necessary for public safety, according to the police.

Armed response officers entered a cottage, situated on School Road, late on Friday evening before returning later on Saturday afternoon.

Officers said that the operation was pre-planned and did result in some inconvenience to local people.

A Force spokesman added that the operation was necessary for the public's safety and precautions were taken to ensure minimal disruption.

No-one was arrested during, or since, the raid.

And the Gazette has been told that — despite national newspaper reports to the contrary — the operation had nothing to do with a gangland killing, which took place in a Glasgow supermarket car park earlier this year.

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