Armed police officers attend incident in Restalrig area of Edinburgh

A Police Scotland armed response unit has been dispatched to a residential street in the east of Edinburgh.

Tuesday, 22nd October 2019, 5:34 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd October 2019, 8:54 pm
An armed response was sent to the scene near Hawkhill Court in Restalrig on Tuesday afternoon. Picture: Submitted

Images show armed police officers on the scene on Tuesday afternoon near Hawkhill Court in the Restalrig area of the city.

As of 6pm, it is understood officers have now left the scene.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland told the Evening News that the presence of armed officers was part of an ongoing operation.

They commented: "The incident is part of an ongoing operation and there is no wider safety risk to the public."

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The Restalrig incident comes after reports of armed police attending a similar call in Moredun earlier today.

Officers were sent to the scene near Marytree House in the Craigour Green area at around 12.25pm following reports of a possible firearm in a property.

A police statement was issued to reassure the public that there was no wider threat.