Two vehicles crashed on tarmac of Edinburgh Airport forcing the closure of the runway - and causing a flight to be diverted to Glasgow.

The incident happened at around 8.20am this morning and involved two airport vehicles.

A spokesman for Edinburgh Airport said: "We can confirm that two airport vehicles were involved in a collision whilst attending a possible bird strike on an aircraft.

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"As a result our runway was closed for a short period of time and has now reopened.

"An investigation is now underway."

A British Airways flight travelling from London Gatwick to the airport was diverted to Glasgow as a result of the collision.