Police and paramedics called to Princes Street over 'drug-related incident' in public toilets

Police and paramedics have been called to the West End of Princes Street this evening due to a 'drug-related incident' in the public toilets.

Friday, 20th September 2019, 6:34 pm
Police were called to the scene.

Eye-witnesses said they saw four police cars and an ambulance in attendance, with plain clothes police officers seen entering the building.

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Police were called to the scene.

Police tape has also been put up around the facility with the scene being guarded by officers.

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One lane is closed Westbound with queues building on approach as the emergency services deal with those concerned.

Eastbound is also slow, with traffic building up along Frederick Street.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “We are attending a drug related incident.

Police and paramedics were called to the West End of Princes Street.

“People have been seen taking drugs in the toilets in Princes Street.

“An ambulance is in attendance.

“We are not sure yet what condition the users are in.”

The council-run Edinburgh Travel News also posted a message on twitter which read: "Emergency services are responding to an incident at the West End (opposite South Charlotte Street). One lane is closed westbound with queues building on approach.

A police cordon has been put up.

"Eastbound is busy and slow Frederick Street to Waverley Bridge."

Police at the West End of Princes Street.