Police in Edinburgh have issued a public reassurance message following the discovery of a suspicious package in King’s Stables Road on Thursday 11th January.
In line with routine procedures, a controlled explosion was undertaken by bomb disposal officers and subsequent analysis has confirmed the item did not pose any risk to the public.
In the current climate, we are treating this with the utmost seriousness and a full investigation into the circumstances is underway to identify the person responsible.
This will require the ongoing presence of officers as investigations continue and we thank the public for their patience and co-operation.
Chief Inspector Alan Carson from Edinburgh Division said: “We recognise the concern the emergency service response may have caused.
“While we conduct these inquiries a number of local road closures around King’s Stables Road and West Princes Street Gardens will remain in place.
“Anyone who believes they have information in relation to this incident can contact us via 101 and quote incident 2500 of the 11th January. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
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