‘Stolen’ car jams traffic after being abandoned

Police are investigating. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
Police are investigating. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
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A suspected stolen car caused traffic hold-ups after it was abandoned on a busy city road this morning.

The black Vauxhall Corsa was left on a bend on Craigmillar Castle Road near Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, blocking the lane.

Police were called to the scene at around 8.20am and the vehicle was uplifted at 10.20am.

A spokesman said inquiries were ongoing, however the car was suspected to have been stolen.

He said officers had managed to trace the registered keeper of the vehicle.