Portobello police incident: Bomb disposal attend over reports of suspicious item at promenade

Police have sealed off an area of Portobello Promenade this afternoon, with bomb disposal experts in attendance.

By Scott McCartney
Friday, 14th May 2021, 3:29 pm
Updated Friday, 14th May 2021, 3:35 pm

A heavy police presence and a large number of vehicles have been spotted on the B6415 (Joppa Road) near the junction with the Promenade.

Officers confirmed the report of an item, but added that it was found to be non-suspcious.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers in Edinburgh received a report of a possible unexploded ordinance found on Portobello beach around 12.30pm on Friday, 15 May.

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Police have sealed off an area of Portobello Promenade. Picture: Dean Rutherford

"A cordon was put in place, and there was no wider risk to the public.

“Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) attended to check the item which was found to be non-suspicious.”

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