Edinburgh crime news: Hit and run on Ferry Road Drive being treated as deliberate as police in the Capital investigate attempted murder

Detectives have launched an attempted murder investigation after a hit-and-run crash left a motorcyclist seriously injured.

By Rachel Mackie
Friday, 29th July 2022, 5:44 pm

A 24-year-old man was taken to hospital after being deliberately hit by a car while on his motorbike in Ferry Road Drive around 1.45pm on Thursday.

He was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh with serious injuries, and his condition has now been described as stable.

The occupants of the car, a black Fiat Panda, fled the scene and police have confirmed that the vehicle had previously been reported stolen from the local area.

Officers believe this was a targeted attack and are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has dashcam footage of what happened, to contact police.

Superintendent Mark Rennie said: “Violence of this nature won’t be tolerated in any part of the city.

"This is a prime example of a small number of young people creating fear and concern in a local community.

"Our investigation is progressing well and we will have an enhanced policing presence in the area to reassure local residents and prevent any further disorder.

Armed police in Ferry Road Drive in Edinburgh, after a hit-and-run crash which left a 24-year-old man seriously injured, in nearby Ferry Road Drive.

"Every single person involved in recent incidents in the area will be pursued and arrested and we will ensure that identified offenders are quickly put before the courts.”

Armed police were seen in the area after the incident, and police were reportedly going door to door to speak to local residents.

Emergency services, including a fire appliance, were on the scene of the crash for hours after it happened and Ferry Road Drive was cordoned off at both ends.

A green tent was also set up on the street near where the crash took place.

Parents who were picking up their children from a nearby nursery shortly after the crash reported that they were stopped by police and unable to get through.

Instead, they had to call nursery staff who brought the children to them via a safe route.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference 1820 of Thursday, 28 July, 2022. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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