Driver charged over New Town hit-and-run
A DRIVER has been charged after a pensioner was struck in a hit-and-run in the New Town.
The 73-year-old man was knocked over in Abercromby Place on Monday afternoon.
Police have now charged a 31-year-old man with traffic offences.
A report has now been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal and the man is expected to appear in court at a later date.
Police said: “A man has been charged in connection with a road traffic collision between a car and a pedestrian in Edinburgh’s New Town.
“The incident happened on Monday, December 5, on Abercromby Place.
“Officers traced the 31-year-old after a public appeal for information was issued and everyone who came forward is thanked for their assistance.”