Man appears in court over Drylaw motorbike hit and run

Police on Ferry Road after a 10-year-old boy was seriously injured in a hit and run incident. Picture: SWNS
Police on Ferry Road after a 10-year-old boy was seriously injured in a hit and run incident. Picture: SWNS

A 20-year-old man has appeared in court charged with knocking down a 10-year-old boy on a motorcycle.

Conor Whalen appeared in private at Edinburgh Sheriff Court where he faces 12 charges including theft of a motorbike, attempting to pervert the course of justice, culpable and reckless driving and charges under the road traffic act.

A 10-year-old boy was admitted to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children with serious injuries following the incident on Edinburgh’s Ferry Road on August 19.

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Whalen made no plea and was remanded in custody.

He is expected to appear again within eight days.