Suspicious package near Edinburgh Castle investigated

Remigio Civitarese
Gennaio 13, 2018

A suspicious package is being investigated by police in Edinburgh.

The package was found on Kings Stable Road, near Edinburgh Castle, on Thursday evening.

Neighbouring Castle Terrace was also closed and pedestrians were prevented from entering Princes Street Gardens as a precaution. "We do not now believe the item is a danger to the public".

The road, which runs below the castle's cliffs between Lothian Road and West Port, was closed while officers conducted their inquiries.

Police and a team from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit were sent to the scene.

Police are appealing for anyone with information that can assist officers with their enquiries.

Members of the public who may have any information are being asked to contact 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting Inc 2500 of 11 January.

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