East Lothian firearms incident: What we know so far

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An investigation has been launched following a dramatic firearms incident in East Lothian on Monday afternoon.

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Here’s what we know so far.

-Police were alerted to an incident at Dolphingstone recycling centre at Strawberry Corner at 1.35pm on Monday, 26 November, following reports of a firearm being discharged during a violent clash.

-Three cars have been recovered by officers investigating the incident.

-The Evening News understands two carloads of men were involved in a high-speed pursuit on the A1 at Wallyford before one vehicle rammed the second on the A199 near a recycling centre at Dolphingstone shortly after 1.30pm.

The A199 remains closed in both directions from the Strawberry Corner roundabout to the junction with the A1.

The A199 remains closed in both directions from the Strawberry Corner roundabout to the junction with the A1.

-Two damaged cars were found at the scene within minutes of the alarm being raised by concerned locals

-A third car was recovered on Tuesday morning in Cockburnspath, in Berwickshire.

-Forensic experts are examining the vehicles in an attempt to identifty who was behind the wheel at the time of the incident.

-Police Scotland sources told the Evening News there is ‘nothing to indicate’ that anyone was injured in the shooting attempt.

-The incident is being linked to an ongoing feud involving members of the Travelling community.

-The A1 at the Wallyford remained closed this morning while investigations, including a fingertip search for potential evidence, is ongoing.

-The A199 was also closed in both directions from the Strawberry Corner roundabout to the junction with the A1.

-Local residents and commuters told of long tailbacks in the area as diversions were put in place.

-Witnesses and people with dashcam footage are being asked to come forward

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