A STREET in Edinburgh was locked down following reports there were “suspected grenades” inside a building.

Police officers and a bomb squad arrived at Caledonian Crescent in Dalry just after midday on Wednesday.

Officers taped off the street and residents were told to evacuate their homes “as a precaution”, according to Police Scotland.

The force found the “suspected grenades” posed no risk and the bomb squad took them away to be destroyed.

A police spokesperson said: “We were called around 12.20pm on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, following reports that suspected grenades were found with a property at Caledonian Crescent in Edinburgh.

“Explosive Ordnance Disposal team were contacted, a cordon was put in place and number of properties evacuated as a precaution.

“It was later established that the items posed no risk to the public and EOD took them for destruction.”