Unexploded grenade forces Liberton Brae in Edinburgh into lockdown

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Police are currently dealing with the discovery of an unexploded grenade in Edinburgh which has forced a street into lockdown.

UPDATE: The road has no re-opened after the device was deemed to pose no risk. You can read the full update here.

Liberton Brae

Liberton Brae

Police Scotland were called at 12.20pm today (Wednesday) to Liberton Brae in Liberton to reports of an unexploded grenade being found close to Liberton Cemetery.

The road has been closed and officers are working with the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD).

A spokesperson for the force said: "We were called to reports of an unexploded grenade on Liberton Brae around 12.20pm this afternoon.

"Explosive Ordnance Disposal were called in to assess the situation.

"The road has been closed off as a precaution."

Liberton Brae is closed in both directions between Wolrige Road and Kirkgate with long queues forming, particularly southbound.

More to follow.