Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man in court over Edinburgh Royal Mile pharmacy incident

A 32-year-old man has appeared in court in Edinburgh charged with assault and robbery and abduction.

Russell Irvine was accused of being involved in a stand-off at a pharmacy in Edinburgh's Royal Mile on Wednesday.

Mr Irvine appeared in private on petition at Edinburgh Sheriff Court and made no plea or declaration. He was remanded in custody.

The Royal Mile had been closed off while firearms police officers attended the incident.

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