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Officers in Edinburgh noxious gas incident in hospital

Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
Image caption Three police officers were taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

Three police officers have been taken to hospital after a noxious substance was thrown into a house in Edinburgh.

The officers had been called to a house in Forrester Park Drive following an incident where a group of men were trying to get into the property.

One of the four people inside the house, a 46-year-old man tried to block their entry and suffered face injuries.

The police officers have since been released from hospital following the incident at 22:20 on Wednesday.

The group of men then threw a noxious substance into the property before fleeing the scene.

Detectives are now urging witnesses to come forward.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: "This was a frightening experience for the occupants and we are carrying out local enquiries to identify those responsible."

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