Police called to ‘large disturbance’ at Portobello Beach

Police were called to Portobello beach in Edinburgh after reports of a "large disturbance" on Friday.

Officers turned up at the beach at about 15:00. More than 10 police vans and cars were at the scene.

Police were seen breaking up large groups of young people and taking alcohol from sunbathers.

The incident came as the first minister said there had been an increase in Covid-19 infections among people aged 20 to 40.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said there were no reports of any injuries.

Later, at about 19:45 officers were called to another disturbance at The Meadows in Edinburgh after large numbers of people gathered.

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