Two held in police chase near Scottish Parliament

TWO people have been held by police after failing to stop for police in Edinburgh’s city centre.
Picture: John DevlinPicture: John Devlin
Picture: John Devlin

Witnesses reported a car had been stopped outside Our Dynamic Earth shortly before 2.30pm following a chase involving ‘several police vehicles’.

A man was said to have been ‘pinned to the ground’ by officers.

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Sniffer dog teams were seen going over the vehicle and part of the Our Dynamic Earth building.

One bystander said there were still several police officers and dogs on the scene at 3pm, with suggestions one man involved in the car chase may still be at large.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: “Police in Edinburgh have detained a man and a woman in the car park of Our Dynamic Earth after they failed to stop following a traffic offence in the Cowgate at around 2pm today.

“The car they were travelling in is believed to have been stolen from Edinburgh and the man and woman are currently assisting police with their enquiries.”