Edinburgh’s Princes Street re-opens after masonry falls from 30ft

PRINCES Street has re-opened after a piece of masonry fell 30 feet from a building to the street below.

• Princes Street has re-opened after masonry fell 30ft from a Next branch

• Police had sealed off throughfare between South Charlotte Street and Frederick Street

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The stone fell off a Next branch on the city’s main thoroughfare at around 6.40am on Monday.

Police raced to the scene and immediately closed off the footpath and eastbound carriageway between South Charlotte Street and Frederick Street, which has also re-opened.

The road remained closed for over two hours as an inspection was carried out to make sure no more masonry is likely to fall to the street.