BMW convertible crashes through railings on plush Edinburgh street as cops seal off area

The aftermath of the incident in the New Town
The aftermath of the incident in the New Town -Credit:Edinburgh Live

Police sealed off a plush Edinburgh street after a BMW convertible driver crashed through the railings outside a property.

Locals captured the aftermath of the incident that happened on Albany Street, New Town at around 3.55pm on Monday.

The area was cordoned off by cops as investigations were carried out. Police Scotland confirmed they were still at the scene as of 6.30pm with a resident sharing an image of a police van in front of the cordon and damaged railings, reports Edinburgh Live.

The black railings above the basement element of the Albany Street property was seen to be completely removed.

A local said: "I was walking home from work when I saw a police van in front of a cordoned off area of the street, a whole section of the black railings were completely removed.

"This is normally such a quiet street but the aftermath of the crash looked quite serious with debris strewn across the pavement. I hope nobody was hurt."

Townhouses on the UNESCO World Heritage street can go for around £1.5m with flats fetching around £500,000.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 3.55pm on Monday, 29 April, we were called to a report of a road crash on Albany Street, Edinburgh.

"Officers are at the scene."

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