Gorgie Road ram-raid attempt: What we know so far after digger ploughs into shop

Police are investigating after a digger ploughed into the front of a newsagents on Edinburgh’s Gorgie Road in a suspected ram-raid attempt.

Thursday, 31st January 2019, 12:48 pm
Updated Thursday, 31st January 2019, 12:50 pm

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Here’s what we know so far

-A JCB digger was reportedly used in a ram-raid attempt at a newsagents on Gorgie Road just after Chesser Avenue.

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The aftermath of a suspected attempted ram-raid at a newsagent on Gorgie Road. Picture: JPIMedia

-Police were called to the scene near to the William Hill bookmakers at around 4am on Thursday, 31 January.

-Officers confirmed they are treating the incident as a “housebreaking” and are currently carrying out investigation works.

-A police cordon is in place and citybound traffic is slow as a lane is partially blocked.

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