A8 shooting: Fresh call for information

Police closed the road for the investigation. Picture: Hemedia
Police closed the road for the investigation. Picture: Hemedia
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Police in Edinburgh are continuing with their appeal for information following a firearms incident in the west of the city on Monday 25th November 2013.

Tonight, a week after the event, officers from Police Scotland will be conducting enquiries in the Glasgow Road area at Ratho Station and will be stopping vehicles that may also have travelled the same route one week ago.

Officers are now keen to trace a motorcycle that travelled along the A8 following shots being heard and made its way onto the city Bypass, via the Gogar roundabout.

It is believed that this motorcycle may have also travelled on both carriageways of the A8 prior to the incident as well.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Houston, who is leading the investigation, said: “The investigation has established that following the sound of shots a dark coloured motorcycle made its way at speed, along the A8 dual carriageway past the entrance to the Royal Bank of Scotland, and thereafter towards the Gogar roundabout, before makings its way onto the City bypass.”

“I am keen to trace the occupants of a dark coloured seven-seater vehicle which was also travelling on the roundabout at this time and may have had to take evasive action to avoid a collision with this motorcycle as it entered the roundabout.”

“Officers tonight will be re-visiting the scene a week on with a view to speaking to as many people as possible who may have been on the road at this time. I appreciate the patience of the public, who may be stopped and spoken to this evening, but this is essential to further our enquiries and I would ask if anyone has any information to the officers tonight or contact us on 101. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”