Bomb squad called out to '˜suspicious package' in Morningside area

Police bomb squad rushes to scene of suspicious package found in the south side of Edinburgh.

Wednesday, 20th September 2017, 10:45 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:52 am
Abbotsford Place. Picture: Google
Abbotsford Place. Picture: Google

Following reports of an unidentified package, specialist Police Scotland officers attended Abbotsford Park, in the affluent Morningside area of the Capital.

The incident took place around 9pm this evening.

A police spokesperson confirmed that the force responded to a report of a “suspicious package at a house on Abbotsford Park.”

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Abbotsford Place is in the Morningside area. Picture: Google

The spokesperson added: “The package was examined by an explosive ordinance disposal team and was found to pose no threat.”

Locals reported seeing armed police and ambulances on the scene.

No injuries were reported.

Abbotsford Place is in the Morningside area. Picture: Google