Armed police put Midlothian industrial estate on lockdown in ongoing incident

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Armed police are currently at the scene of an ongoing incident at a Midlothian industrial estate.

UPDATE: One arrested in organised crime investigation at Midlothian industrial estate and house in Musselburgh

Police locked down the industrial estate. PIC: Lisa Ferguson

Police locked down the industrial estate. PIC: Lisa Ferguson

They have locked down Poltonhall industrial estate on Polton Drive, with undercover police vehicles and numerous armed officers at the scene.

One eyewitness, who wishes to remain anonymous, told the Edinburgh Evening News: "There is armed police on every corner of the industrial estate, they're pushing folk away.

"There are around three police vans and numerous undercover vehicles currently on the scene.

The Evening News understands the operation is part of ongoing inquiries into organised crime.

This is the second time in six months the industrial estate has been subject to police raids.

In November 2018, a police helicopter was deployed in Midlothian to assist in a serious crime inquiry.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Police Scotland executed search warrants at a home in Pinkie Drive, Musselburgh and at the Polton Hall Industrial Estate in Midlothian on Tuesday 7th May as part of an ongoing organised crime investigation.

"Local officers were supported by specialist resources and one man has been arrested.

"Inquiries at both addresses are continuing."

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