Police carry out armed raid in Duddingston

Shocked neighbours have told how armed police raided a family house in their quiet residential street this morning.

Monday, 19th June 2017, 2:01 pm
Updated Monday, 19th June 2017, 2:04 pm
Police carried out armed raids early this morning. Picture; SWNS

Officers with rifles swooped on the detached house in Meadowfield Terrace, Duddingston, at 1am.

The operation is believed to be connected to a shooting in Dalkeith on Sunday.

“I was watching television when my wife said I should look out of the window,” said a neighbour, who refused to be named.

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“There were armed police with rifles in the back garden.”

It is understood a couple and their three children live in the raided house, described as “normal” by neighbours.

“This is a quiet street where everyone says ‘hello’ to everyone else,” said the neighbour. “This is so unusual.”