Edinburgh: Bomb squad carry out controlled explosion after ‘potentially suspicious item’ found in Holyrood Road

A bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion tonight after a potentially suspicious item was found in Holyrood Road this afternoon.

Police sealed off part of the road outside the Holyrood 9A pub, between St Mary’s Street and a block of student accommodation.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police were called at 1;35pm on Tuesday, December 17th to a report of a suspicious item found in Holyrood Road, Edinburgh.

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Source: Edinburgh News