Police confirm 'grenade' which caused closing of Edinburgh street was a replica

Police have confirmed that an 'antique grenade' that caused them to block off an Edinburgh street was a replica.

Saturday, 7th September 2019, 4:17 pm
Police set up a road block on Yeaman Place on Saturday afternoon. Picture: Alicja Schramm-Dubiel

Officers set up a road block at either end of Yeaman Place, Polwarth and Fountainbridge, at around 3pm on Saturday after a member of the public alerted them to the discovery of a possible explosive.Explosives experts joined police officers at the scene.It is understood the item - now confirmed to be a replica - was found by member of the public walking along the nearby Union Canal.A passerby told the Evening News two police cars could be seen blocking each end of the road.Yeaman Place was closed off with a cordon erected but has since re-opened.Police say a section of the canal footpath was also been closed off.In a tweet, police said "EOD confirmed that the "grenade" was a replica - No risk to the public - All roads re opened."

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