Car hits boy on pavement in hit and run

Police are said to be following a 'positive line of inquiry'.  Picture: Julie Bull
Police are said to be following a 'positive line of inquiry'. Picture: Julie Bull
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A car mounted the pavement and hit a boy on a push-along scooter in a hit-and-run in Davidson’s Mains.

A thirteen-year-old boy was taken to hospital after the incident in Main Street at around 8.10pm on Sunday.

He sustained minor injuries and was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment.

The vehicle failed to stop at the scene of the incident and was last seen heading towards the Drylaw area.

Anyone who can assist police with their ongoing enquiry is asked to come forward.

The vehicle is described as a dark-coloured people carrier type similar to a Citroen C4 hatchback.

Inspector Chris Scobbie said: “Fortunately, the boy was not more seriously injured as a result of this incident, but he still required treatment at hospital.

“The driver failed to stop and we are conducting local enquiries to trace this individual.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time of the collision and who may have information relevant to this investigation.

“In addition, I would urge the driver to come forward as soon as possible.”

Anyone with any information regarding these incidents should contact Police Scotland immediately on 101 or through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.