Police confirm 'grenade' which caused closing of Edinburgh street was a replica

Police set up a road block on Yeaman Place on Saturday afternoon.
Police set up a road block on Yeaman Place on Saturday afternoon.
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Police have confirmed that an 'antique grenade' that caused them to block off an Edinburgh street was a replica.


Officers set up a road block at either end of Yeaman Place, Polwarth and Fountainbridge, at around 3pm on Saturday after a member of the public alerted them to the discovery of a possible explosive.

Explosives experts joined police officers at the scene.

It is understood the item - now confirmed to be a replica - was found by member of the public walking along the nearby Union Canal.

A passerby told the Evening News two police cars could be seen blocking each end of the road.

Yeaman Place was closed off with a cordon erected but has since re-opened.

Police say a section of the canal footpath was also been closed off.

In a tweet, police said "EOD confirmed that the "grenade" was a replica - No risk to the public - All roads re opened."