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A large gang of youths 'causing chaos' on a busy Edinburgh street sparked a major police response.Multiple marked cars and vans were spotted outside the Balmoral Hotel on Princes Street last night following reports of a 'disturbance'.The area, close to Waverley Steps and the train station, was heaving with people heading to and from the nearby Christmas Market.A picture shared with Edinburgh Live shows at least five police vehicles at the scene with one van parked horizontally across Princes Street. Join the Daily Record's WhatsApp community here and get the latest news sent straight to your messages. A shocked eyewitness told our sister title: “Teenagers causing major disruption outside The Balmoral this evening yet again.

A massive police presence has turned up to deal with it."It comes weeks after a youth was allegedly caught with a knife outside the busy transport hub.Police Scotland has been approached by comment. Don't miss the latest news from around Scotland and beyond - Sign up to our daily newsletter here .

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