Reports of 'suspicious vehicle' closes Edinburgh Castle

EDINBURGH Castle was forced to close as police were called to check out a suspicious car.

Wednesday, 3rd August 2016, 11:51 am
Updated Wednesday, 3rd August 2016, 12:53 pm
Edinburgh Castle was temporarily closed yesterday. Picture; Rob McDougall
Edinburgh Castle was temporarily closed yesterday. Picture; Rob McDougall

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The private hire car was left in a no-parking zone on Tuesday afternoon.

It was reported that concerns were raised after the driver left a charger in his lighter socket.

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View of the castle from Castle Street

Visitors were kept inside the castle for a short time while police investigated.

But the driver soon returned to his car and the castle was allowed to reopen.

View of the castle from Castle Street