Edinburgh BMW convertible driver crashes through railings on plush UNESCO street

An Edinburgh BMW convertible driver crashed through the railing on a residential New Town street with Police Scotland cordoning off the area.

A shocked local captured images of the aftermath of the incident that took place at around 3.55pm on Albany Street, Edinburgh.

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.

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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.

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"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.

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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."