Man detained with replica handgun

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Police were called to Westside Plaza this morning, Tuesday 30 August 2016, after receiving reports of a man with a firearm.

The man was detained around 9.40am and was found to be in possession of a replica handgun.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said:

Police in Edinburgh received a report of a man with a firearm near to Westside Plaza, Wester Hailes on Tuesday 30th August.

Officers detained a man nearby around 9.40 am. He was searched and found to be in possession of a replica handgun.”

A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

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