Edinburgh emergency services scrambled to retail park after car crashes into store

The vehicle struck the front of the store.
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Emergency services are in attendance at an Edinburgh retail park after a car collided with the front of a store.

Police, medics and the fire service were all scrambled to the city's Craigleith Retail Park on South Groathill Avenue shortly after 6pm on Tuesday evening, July 2.

Images from the scene show a vehicle having struck the Pets at Home store within the retail park with damage dealt to the front windscreen of the car and shop's windows.

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A concerned on-looker reported seeing a heavy emergency service presence including police and an ambulance. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service also mobilised two appliances from its Crewe Toll station.

However, a spokesperson confirmed the assistance of crews was not required upon attending as there were no injured casualties trapped within the car. A spokesperson for Police Scotland also confirmed officers remain in attendance following the incident.

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They added: "We received a call at 18.06 to attend an incident where a car struck a building at Pets at Home on South Groathill Avenue. We mobilised two appliances from Crewe Toll, however crews were not actually required and have since been stood down."

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 5.55pm on Tuesday, 2 July 2024 police received a report of a car having crashed into the window of a shop at Craigleith Retail Park, South Groathill Avenue, Edinburgh.

"Emergency services are in attendance."