Royal Mile pharmacy siege: Man appears in court

Police and firefighters at the scene earlier this evening. Picture: PA
Police and firefighters at the scene earlier this evening. Picture: PA
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A MAN as appeared in court after being charged over an alleged incident at a pharmacy on the Royal Mile.

Russell Irvine, 32, made no plea or declaration at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today after being accused of assault and robbery and abduction.

Picture: Jane Barlow

Picture: Jane Barlow

He made a brief appearance in private before Sheriff Fiona Reith QC.

The case was continued for further inquiry following the alleged incident last night and Irvine was remanded in custody.

Picture: Jane Barlow

Picture: Jane Barlow