Police launch probe into stinking bin

Police prepare to remove the bin from Comiston Road, Edinburgh. Picture: Comiston.co.uk
Police prepare to remove the bin from Comiston Road, Edinburgh. Picture: Comiston.co.uk

Police cordoned off a city pavement following complaints about an “overwhelming” stench coming from a bin.

Officers took the action in Comiston Road after receiving a report from concerned locals at around 5pm.

One resident, who asked not to be named, said that the bin was emanating a “stench of death”.

Police have yet to identify the contents.