Video: Bomb squad called to '˜suspicious item' at Edinburgh bus stop

THE bomb squad was called to a bus shelter in north Edinburgh last night after a suspicious item was discovered.

Tuesday, 13th March 2018, 10:29 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th March 2018, 12:58 pm

Police closed off part of Newhaven Road after the item was reported to officers on Tuesday evening.

An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team also rushed to the scene.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police in Edinburgh were called to Newhaven Road at around 5.45pm following reports of a suspicious item found at a bus stop.

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Police have closed off Newhaven Road, Picture: @thesunsetlab

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“A cordon was put in place as we awaited EOD assessment of the item. The public are thanked for their cooperation.”

One local resident captured video of a robotic bomb disposal unit travelling along a cordoned-off Newhaven Road. The video was uploaded to their Reddit account.

Police Scotland later confirmed that the suspicious item posed no risk: “The EOD were called to assess the item and have established that this posed no risk to the public. Inquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this incident continue.”

Picture: Reddit user/Gusisme

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Police have closed off Newhaven Road, Picture: @thesunsetlab
Picture: Reddit user/Gusisme