'Unattended item' closes city road near army barracks

A bomb disposal team is in attendance on Colinton Road following the discovery of an 'unattended item'.

Wednesday, 21st September 2016, 12:55 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 3:00 pm
Redford Barracks Army base, Colinton Road. Picture; Greg Macvean

Police were called to the scene, near Redford Barracks, shortly before 11am today.

Officers have closed Colinton Road between Colinton Mains Road and Redford Road.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “Police are in attendance in Colinton after an item was discovered unattended in the street on Colinton Road.

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“The section between Oxgangs Road North and Redford Road is currently closed whilst initial enquiries are carried out.”

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