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Glass roof panel hits man at pool

Warrender Swim Centre (Pic: Brian Innes)
Warrender Swim Centre was built in 1888

A Victorian swimming pool in Edinburgh has been closed after a glass panel fell from its roof, leaving a man with large cut on his arm.

The 25-year-old man was struck at about 1500 GMT on Thursday at Warrender Swim Centre in Thirlestane Road.

All swimming lessons have been cancelled and the gym closed until further notice.

Edinburgh Leisure, which runs the pool, said a full investigation was now underway into the incident.

The Scottish Ambulance Service said the man was taken to hospital with a 6in cut to his right arm.

A spokeswoman said: "We are aware that there has been an incident at Warrender Swim Centre which has resulted in the temporary closure of the pool, all swimming lessons being cancelled and the gym being closed.

"Unfortunately, this incident has also resulted in injury to one of our customers.

"A full investigation is taking place and we have no further information at this moment in time."



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