Royal Mile was on lockdown after motorcycle thief seen on Edinburgh rooftop

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Cockburn Street – pronounced Co-Burn Street

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

Did live coverage of this early Sunday, at first I heard it was a man with a Gun: https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/10/25/breaking-major-police-incident-in-edinburgh-city-centre/

Parts of Edinburgh city centre were cordoned off on Saturday night as police hunted for a thief reported to be on a roof.

Emergency services were called to the Royal Mile at Cockburn Street around 10pm.

More than 50 officers in riot gear were seen searching buildings around the area, while a police helicopter hovered overhead.

Early reports of a shooting were dismissed by Police Scotland, who said there was no risk to the public.

A spokesman for the force later said: “Police in Edinburgh were in attendance in the Royal Mile on Saturday evening to trace a man in connection with an earlier incident involving a stolen motorbike.

“The man was reported to be on the roof of a building in the Cockburn Street area and a cordon was put in place.

“There was no risk to the public and no armed police were involved. Enquiries are ongoing to trace the man.”

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