Police appeal after hit-and-run at South Bridge

Police have stepped up patrols following the incidents. Picture: Julie Bull
Police have stepped up patrols following the incidents. Picture: Julie Bull
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Police Scotland officers in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following a hit and run incident in the city centre.

Enquiries are underway after a 20-year-old man was struck by a silver car while crossing the road at South Bridge, near to the junction with High Street.

The car, which is believed to have been a Peugeot and will now be missing a wing mirror, failed to stop and instead drove off towards North Bridge.

The man received only minor injuries in the incident, which happened at around 4am on Friday 22nd August.

Police Constable Vicky Henretty, who is based at Gayfield Police Station, said: “This was a frightening experience for the victim, made worse by the fact the driver of the car failed to stop.

“I am trying to find any witnesses who may have seen the registration number of the car, and urge him to come forward.”

Anyone with any information which may assist the investigation is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or, alternatively, phone the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.