Multiple injuries and heavy police presence at incident as ‘pools of blood’ seen

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A major incident has seen a street in Edinburgh closed off, with reports of multiple injuries.

Emergency services in the Scottish capital have shut down West Richmond Street, with one eyewitness claiming to see "people in pools of blood".

Pictures show the road closed off with a police corden in place and plain-clothed officers at the scene.

Forensic teams have been seen picking up clothing left in the road and placing it carefully in clear bags.

An ambulance is also present at the site between the Pleasance and the A7 Nicolson Street.

Police reports say a "disturbance" broke out on Friday afternoon, resulting in two men being taken to hospital.

An eyewitness told EdinburghLive: "Tons of police cars, vans and ambulances, can see the house number from my house number, road has been closed off, people in pools of blood."

Another eyewitness told the paper that "a fight broke out, you can see where their bags and jackets have been left in the street, I could hear it kicking off from my flat and then suddenly police were there".

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West Richmond Street is just south of the centre of Edinburgh in the city's historic Old Town, and close to the famous Royal Mile.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "The incident occurred at around 1.40pm (Friday, 16, October).

"Police received a report of a disturbance resulting in two men being injured.

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"The men have been taken to hospital and police are still at the scene.

"Enquiries are still ongoing to establish what happened."

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