Armed police swoop on flat

Armed police swooped on Saturday evening amid reports of a man with a '˜gun' in a Harrison Road flat.

Sunday, 8th January 2017, 1:43 pm
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 12:01 pm
Armed police gathered at Tynecastle HS before the raid

The specialist team stormed the property around 11pm – but discovered only legally owned weapons used in sport.

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Police and other emergency services had gathered at Tynecastle High School before the raid.

A police spokesman said: “We urge the public to remain vigilant with regards to firearms and anyone with concerns can call Police Scotland on 101 or report these anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”