Edinburgh’s Princes Street partly closed after masonry falls on pedestrian

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Part of a busy Edinburgh road was closed after a piece of masonry fell onto a pedestrian.

Officers shut a section of Princes Street, near one of the main access points to the city’s festive celebrations, after the incident at around 10.50am on Friday.

The man was struck on the head by falling masonry and was injured, although he is not believed to be in a life threatening condition.

He was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.

Pedestrians and traffic were blocked off in both directions between North Bridge and St Andrews Square as a precaution.

The road has now reopened.

Police Scotland reported the incident to the Health and Safety Executive and City of Edinburgh Council.