Granton residents evacuated as bomb squad called in over 'potentially hazardous items'

Residents have been evacuated in Colonsay Place. Pic: Google Maps
Residents have been evacuated in Colonsay Place. Pic: Google Maps
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A bomb disposal unit has been called in to search a property in part of Granton this afternoon, with residents being evacuated.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Police in Edinburgh carrying out a search of a property in the Colonsay Place area on Thursday 17 January discovered potentially hazardous items.

“As a result, specialist resources attended who confirmed the items posed no risk to the public.

“Local residents were evacuated as a precaution and inquiries continue at the scene.

“The public are thanked for their patience at this time.”