Gorgie Road ram-raid: these 10 pictures show damage caused by brazen raiders

A JCB digger smashed into a shop on Edinburgh’s Gorgie Road causing major delays into the city during rush hour.

Thursday, 31st January 2019, 12:28 pm
Updated Thursday, 31st January 2019, 12:30 pm
A digger has crashed into a newsagents on Gorgie Road. Picture: Contributed
A digger has crashed into a newsagents on Gorgie Road. Picture: Contributed

Police are investigating the ram-raid attempt which took place in the early hours of Friday morning.


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A JCB digger was reportedly used in a ram-raid attempt at a newsagents on Gorgie Road just after Chesser Avenue. Picture: Lisa Ferguson/EEN

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Police were called to the scene near to the William Hill bookmakers at around 4am on Thursday, 31 January. Picture: Lisa Ferguson/EEN
Officers confirmed they are treating the incident as a housebreaking and are currently carrying out investigation works.. Picture: Lisa Ferguson/EEN
A police cordon is in place and citybound traffic is slow as a lane is partially blocked. Picture: Lisa Ferguson/EEN
A digger has crashed into a newsagents on Gorgie Road. Picture: Lisa Ferguson/EEN
A digger has crashed into a newsagents on Gorgie Road. Picture: Lisa Ferguson/EEN
A digger has crashed into a newsagents on Gorgie Road. Picture: Lisa Ferguson/EEN
A digger has crashed into a newsagents on Gorgie Road. Picture: Lisa Ferguson/EEN
A digger has crashed into a newsagents on Gorgie Road. Picture: Lisa Ferguson/EEN