BOMB disposal experts from Faslane were called in after "potentially hazardous material" was discovered at a flat in Glasgow.

Seven police officers and a Scottish Police Authority forensic service staff member took unwell and were treated on site in the east end of the city.

Some 80 people were evacuated from their homes after the discovery in a flat in Altyre Street in the Shettleston area on Monday, August 7.

Police arrived at the flat shortly after 5pm and remained on site well into Tuesday.

A Royal Navy bomb disposal van was spotted leaving Helensburgh on Monday evening. 

The Navy confirmed that a team of experts was asked to attend the scene by police, but no further information was provided on the extent of their involvement.

A spokesperson for the Royal Navy said: “A Royal Navy explosive ordnance disposal team from the Diving Threat and Exploitation Group (DTXG) attended a building in the East End of Glasgow at the request of Police Scotland.

“As this is part of an ongoing investigation it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.

“Further inquiries should be directed to the police.”

Residents were allowed to return home by Tuesday morning.

The affected streets – Alytre Street, Dalness Street, Ard Street and Trainard Avenue – were reopened, having been closed overnight.

Chief superintendent Alan Waddell said: “Our inquiries into the incident are ongoing, and there will be a continued police presence in the area. We are working closely with our partners.

“I would like to thank residents and motorists for their patience whilst we dealt with this incident. There was no danger to the wider public.”

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were alerted at 5.39pm on Monday, August 7 to reports of an incident involving suspected hazardous materials at a property on Altyre Street, Glasgow.

“Operations Control mobilised a number of resources to the scene, including specialist Hazmat units.”