Bomb squad called to Buchan Road Co-Op

A bomb disposal robot dealt with the package which was later deemed not to contain any hazardous materials
A bomb disposal robot dealt with the package which was later deemed not to contain any hazardous materials

Residents of Buchan Road and staff at the streets Co-Op supermarket were evacuated on Monday due to the discovery of a suspicious package.

Police were informed that the package was found near the store at around 11.45am.

As a precaution the immediate area has was evacuated and Buchan Road was closed.

Shortly after the Army’s E.O.D (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) team were called to the scene and made their way North from Edinburgh.

Following the investigation the package was deemed not hazardous and the Police cordon was stood down around 7:00pm, allowing residents back into their homes.

A statement from Police Scotland read: “The incident is now subject to further Police enquiry.

The Police Cordon was stood down at 7pm and residents and businesses have now returned to their properties. The priority for Police Scotland is always to maintain the safety of the public and in doing so this incident will have disrupted many. Police Scotland would like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding during this incident. The public should be reassured that at no time was there any risk associated with this incident.

“Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.”