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Fire extinguisher thrown from North Bridge in Edinburgh

North Bridge, Edinburgh
Image caption The fire extinguisher was thrown from North Bridge in Edinburgh

A fire extinguisher has been thrown from an Edinburgh bridge in what police described as an "incredibly reckless act of stupidity".

It happened between 3:00 and 3.30 on Saturday on North Bridge.

Two men were seen in the area holding the extinguisher before it was found shortly afterwards in Market Street.

No one was injured but Lothian and Borders Police said there could have been fatal consequences if someone was hit and are trying to to trace the men.

The first man is white, 5ft 5ins, of skinny build and has medium-length, dark hair.

He was wearing a dark red or maroon jumper and dark jeans.

The other man is also white, 6ft and of skinny build with short brown hair.

He was wearing a light jumper and dark jeans.

Sgt Carol McKenzie, of Lothian and Borders Police, said: "This was an incredibly reckless act of stupidity which could have had potentially fatal consequences had anyone been struck by the fire extinguisher as it fell from North Bridge to Market Street.

"Despite the time that this incident occurred, there may have been a number of witnesses returning home who can help us identify those responsible.

"Anyone who was in or around North Bridge or Market Street in the early hours of Saturday morning and remembers seeing anything suspicious is asked to contact police immediately."

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