29/09/2018 13:45 BST | Updated 29/09/2018 13:50 BST

Edinburgh Police Twitter Blunder 'Mistakenly' Expresses Support For Anti-SNP Campaign

The tweet was swiftly deleted.

A blunder by Police Scotland saw one of their verified social media channels post they are “tired” of the SNP “going on about” a second independence referendum.

The profile picture on the official Twitter account for the force in Edinburgh was also changed to include a “Yawn” sign.

The post, tweeted by verified account @EdinburghPolice, read: “I just added @scotlandinunion’s #Yawn badge as I am tired of the @theSNP still going on about #Indyref2.”

The incident is understood to have been a mistake and was deleted soon after.

It is understood the incident on Saturday was put down to human error and the image and post have been removed.

Chief Inspector David Robertson said: “We’re aware of this tweet and it was deleted immediately. All officers will be reminded of the need to use social media responsibly.”

The Yawn campaign was launched by pro-UK group Scotland in Union.

Users can follow a few instructions to have the icon added to their page and the message automatically tweeted out to their followers.