This is why armed police closed off a Duddingston road

ARMED police swooped on a flat in Duddingston today.

By Andy Shipley
Friday, 19th April 2019, 1:21 pm
Updated Friday, 19th April 2019, 1:24 pm
Duddingston Row PIC: Google
Duddingston Row PIC: Google

The pre-planned operation was launched at Duddingston Row shortly before 11am.

A police source said officer executed a warrant but there was no connection to the killing of Bradley Welsh.

One resident posted on Twitter: “A typical Easter Friday morning with Duddingston Row closed by the armed response unit and yours truly being asked to move on.”

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Mr Welsh, 48, was gunned down outside his home in Chester Street on Wednesday night.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Police in Edinburgh, supported by specialist resources, carried out a planned operation at an address in Duddingston Row on Friday 19th April.

"Inquiries in relation to this matter are ongoing."