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Mystery postbox wrapper revealed

Maria Saba del Pozo Morillo
Maria Saba del Pozo Morillo is planning more street furniture wrapping

The identity of a mystery Edinburgh postbox wrapper has been revealed as a student who plans to wrap more items in the city to record people's reactions.

Maria Saba del Pozo Morillo, 24, an interior architecture student at Napier University, said it was part of a project to interact with the public.

On Tuesday 17 March residents in McDonald Road woke up to their postbox covered in wrapping paper.

Now the student plans to wrap more items in Rose Street on Friday.

She told the BBC Scotland news website: "I plan to go out early on Friday to wrap things that are taken for granted such as litter bins, seats and phone boxes."

Then she intends to film and take pictures of how different people react.

She said: "Some people who are in a hurry for example will be annoyed if they need to make a phone call but others will be really nice and wonder why it is wrapped.

"A few people were smiling when they saw me wrapping the postbox at 1am on Brunswick Street last month."

The student, who is in her first year at university, comes from Castura, a village near Seville in Spain.

Her findings will be part of her end of year final presentation next week.

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