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Man charged after controlled explosions

Jamaica Mews
Officers searched a property in Jamaica Mews in The New Town area and recovered a number of items

A 38-year-old man has been charged with firearms offences following a police operation in Edinburgh.

Two controlled explosions were carried out on Wednesday night and a further one on Thursday morning.

Officers searched a property in Jamaica Mews in The New Town area and recovered a number of items.

Residents were evacuated as a precaution while the search was taking place.

Police said there was never any danger to the public.

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