Police are investigating reports of a drone sighting near a flight path at Edinburgh Airport. 

A drone was seen near the Edinburgh Airport last night between 7-7:30pm, with several inbound flights reporting the sighting to air traffic control. 

It is believed the drone was somewhere in the Polbeth or East Livingston area and an investigation has since been launched. 

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Inspector David Fyvie, based at Edinburgh Airport, said: "At this time we are still trying to establish if the drone has entered restricted airspace and whether any offences have been committed.

"However, as aircraft spotted this device on their descent, we must conduct a thorough investigation and I would urge anyone who can assist with these inquiries to come forward.

"I'd also like to remind drone pilots of the importance of responsible flying, particularly around airports and the inbound and outbound flight paths.

"If you have any questions about how and where to fly a drone safely, please contact the Civil Aviation Authority."

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Officers are appealing for anyone with information to contact the Edinburgh Airport policing team via 101 and quote incident number 3266 of the 6th May.