Police in Edinburgh have been dealing with an incident at Royal Edinburgh Hospital this evening.

Police Scotland has detained a man following an incident within the grounds of Royal Edinburgh Hospital this afternoon, around 4pm, when  two people were injured.

Superintendent Kenny MacDonald said:- “Police cordoned off an area around the Royal Edinburgh and Astley Ainsley Hospital while enquiries were carried out.

The injuries of the two people, a man and a woman, are not life threatening.

I’d like to thank the public for their patience during this time.”

Tim Montgomery, Director of Operations, REAS, NHS Lothian, said:- “We can confirm that an incident took place in the grounds of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital earlier today. This was an isolated incident and no other patients or staff were injured. Patient safety remains our main priority and we will continue to help Police Scotland with their enquiries.”