Police search at the Shore in Leith was ‘false alarm’

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A call to emergency services sparked a search in the Water of Leith today - but the object turned out to be a tent.

One eyewitness said there were at least five police cars present in the area at one point.

Ongoing incident at Leith's Shore area. Picture: Contributed

Ongoing incident at Leith's Shore area. Picture: Contributed

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said officers arrived on the scene at 2pm.

But it has since been confirmed that emergency services were reponding to a false alarm, with a tent being pulled from the water.

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