POLICE swooped to the building site for the new North Ayrshire Additional Supports Needs School this afternoon after reports of an unexploded military shell. 

Officers were called to the site, which is situated next to Auchenharvie Academy, earlier this afternoon to reports of an unexploded device and remain on the scene.

North Ayrshire Council tweeted about the incident saying: "A suspected military shell was exposed on the site of the new ASN school in Stevenston earlier this afternoon Our partners @policescotland are in attendance and are dealing with situation."

There is not thought to be any danger to the public. 

More on this as we get it.