Annandale Street incident: What we know so far
Annandale Street has been closed off by Police after the discovery of a suspicious item. Here’s what we know so far about this ongoing incident:
LATEST STORY HERE•Police officers have sealed off part of a street in Edinburgh after a “suspicious item” was found near Annandale mosque.
•The alarm was raised at about 11:50 after the discovery of a “suspicious item” near Annandale mosque.
•Police sealed of the area and established a cordon, while asking members of the public to stay away.
•Bomb disposal experts from the Royal Logistic Corps are on the scene and have deployed a robotic vehicle to examine the object.
•A controlled explosion was carried out at around 2.50pm.
•Eyewitnesses said local hom,es had been evacuated and a funeral due to take place at the Mosque was postponed.
•Another witness said police had expanded the cordon to a wider area after the arrival of the bomb disposal team.