Drone thought to be carrying drugs crashes near Edinburgh prison

An investigation has been launched after a drone thought to be carrying a package of drugs crashed near a prison. The incident close to HMP Edinburgh[1] was reported to police at around 1.05am on Wednesday. Police Scotland[2] said it was working with partners in the Scottish Prison Service to establish the full circumstances.

The force said inquiries so far indicate the drone was carrying drugs and the operator was believed to be in nearby Longstone Road. Sergeant Mark Coull said: “Residents may have CCTV or even a passing motorist could have dashcam footage that could assist us. “We are keen to speak to anyone with information that could trace those responsible.”

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Sergeant Coull said drugs bring “nothing but misery and harm”.

He added: “We depend on the support from our partners and members of the public, and will continue to use every tool and tactic at our disposal to remove illegal substances from our communities.”



  1. ^ Edinburgh (news.sky.com)
  2. ^ Scotland (news.sky.com)
  3. ^ Surge in number of drones caught flying at Scottish prisons (news.sky.com)
  4. ^ Prisoners getting drugs and phones from drones (news.sky.com)