Granton residents evacuated as bomb squad called in over 'potentially hazardous items'

A bomb disposal unit has been called in to search a property in part of Granton this afternoon, with residents being evacuated.

Thursday, 17th January 2019, 3:38 pm
Updated Friday, 18th January 2019, 12:37 am
Residents have been evacuated in Colonsay Place. Pic: Google Maps

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Police in Edinburgh carrying out a search of a property in the Colonsay Place area on Thursday 17 January discovered potentially hazardous items.

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"As a precaution, emergency services remain in attendance and the EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) have been called to attend to assess the items.

"Local residents have been evacuated as a precaution and the public are thanked for their patience at this time."