Suspicious letter delivered to Holyrood Palace

POLICE are investigating after a suspicious letter was delivered to The Palace of Holyroodhouse this afternoon.

Wednesday, 7th June 2017, 2:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 3:28 pm
Holyrood Palace

Staff raised the alarm after receiving the letter shortly after midday.

Officers were immediately deployed along with firefighters and investigations are ongoing.

The road outside the palace was cordoned off by firefighters.

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Police are investigating

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police in Edinburgh were called to the Palace of Holyrood House around 12.05pm on Wednesday 7th June after reports were received that a suspicious letter had been delivered.

“Emergency services are in attendance and enquiries are ongoing.”

Police are investigating