Historic ammunition discovered at St James Centre site: What we know so far

The discovery of historic ammunition at the new St James Centre site has sparked a major emergency response in Edinburgh.

Tuesday, 15th January 2019, 5:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th January 2019, 7:38 pm

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Here’s what we know so far

-The area has now been reopened.

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Emergency services, including police, amublance and bomb disposal squad are in attendance. Picture: Contributed

-Emergency services, including police, fire and ambulance service and bomb disposal squad are in attendance at the new St James Centre building site.

-The incident was reported to police at around 1.40pm on Tuesday, 15 January.

-A police cordon is in place at Elder Street and Multrees Walk to ensure the safety of the public.

-There is currently no pedestrian access to Edinburgh Bus Station via Queen Street but the station remains open to passengers and vehicles.

-It is believed workers will not get back on site today while police deal with the incident.

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