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RBS armed robbery: Five men appear in court

RBS Home Street
Image caption Police were called to the RBS branch on Home Street at about 12:00

Five men have appeared in court charged with assault and robbery after an alleged armed raid at the Royal Bank of Scotland in Tollcross.

The men were Aaron Brannan, 23, Jason Britton, 22, Gordon McLay, 31, Jason Yendall, 29, from Manchester, and Alistair Oliver, 30, from Midlothian.

They made no plea or declaration and the case was continued for further inquiry.

The alleged robbery took place at the Edinburgh bank on Thursday afternoon.

The men appeared separately in private before Sheriff Alistair Noble at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

They were all remanded in custody.

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