Man in court over Sighthill 'suspicious package' alert

A MAN has appeared in court in connection with an alleged suspicious package being found at an Edinburgh sorting office.

Accused appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court
Accused appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court

Spike Woodbridge, 41, appeared in private at Edinburgh Sheriff Court in private on petition and from custody to face a single charge of breach of the peace.

Woodbridge, from Edinburgh, made no plea and the case was continued for further examination. He was granted bail.

The court appearance comes just three days after bomb experts rushed to the postal depot at Sighthill, which handles much of the city’s mail and is one of the main depots in the East of Scotland.

The building was partially evacuated following the incident at 10.30am on November 14 but was fully reopened around six hours later.

Speaking later, Chief Inspector Scott Richardson confirmed a man had been arrested and charged in connection with the incident at the Royal Mail sorting office in Cutlins Road.