Ten police officers called to Leith business after man refuses to leave

Police were assisting ambulance staff in Great Junction Street.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 3:16 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 3:37 pm
The incident happened in Great Junction Street. Pic: Google Street View

Police were called to a business in Leith this afternoon after a man - believed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs - refused to leave the premises.

A police spokesman said that officers were assisting ambulance crews at a business in Great Junction Street after receiving a call at about 2:10pm.

One local resident said they saw about four police vans and 10 officers, including some who were going door to door on the street, close to the foot of Leith Walk.

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It is understood the man was under the influence of alcohol or drugs and had asked for an ambulance himself while in the premises.

The police spokesman said that no arrests have been made and the man was given a warning.

Police had left the scene by about 2:50pm.