Armed police lock down residential street and ‘tell people living there to stay indoors’
Armed police have cornered off a block of flats at a residential area in Edinburgh in an ongoing incident.
They arrived at Murrayburn Place in Wester Hailes at around 1.30pm. They have now left the scene.
Police Scotland said: ‘Around midday on Monday, 29 May 2023, police received a report of a male having been injured during a disturbance in Murrayburn Place, Wester Hailes, Edinburgh.
‘Officers attended and there was no-one found with any injuries. A search of the area followed however no-one has been traced in connection with an earlier disturbance.
‘The incident has been stood down and enquiries are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances.’
One resident said they stepped out their home to grab some lunch but were told to ‘get back inside’ by an armed officer in tactical gear.
‘When I asked him what was going on, he said he couldn’t tell me,’ they told the Daily Record.
A second resident said: ‘I have no idea what is going on, but it seems serious, is a big crowd and police still there, my jaw dropped, it’s the first thing I noticed when I left my house,’ they told EdinburghLive.
Man rushed to hospital after being hit by fire engine – Police lock down roads in London
A pedestrian has been taken to hospital after being hit by a fire engine in North London. Police closed the roads in the area while they dealt with the scene of the accident.
mergency services were called to Upper Street, Islington, at around 7.40am today, and the injured man, who is in his 40s, was taken to hospital.
A Met Police spokesperson says his condition is not life-threatening.
The spokesperson added: “Police were called at approximately 07:40hrs on Monday, 29 May to reports of a fire engine in collision with a male pedestrian in Upper Street, N1.
“Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene.”
There have been no arrests and enquiries into the circumstances continue.
MyLondon reports that anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD1563/29May.
Police began to reopen the roads at around 10.30am.
Drivers in the area may now experience another issue as Just Stop Oil protesters have been carrying out a slow walk along Upper Street. The protesters have now moved out of the road.
A Met Police spokesperson said: “We continue to monitor Just Stop Oil protests across London and will ensure that those causing considerable disruption to Londoners will be dealt with swiftly.”
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