Edinburgh crime: Teenage boy charged in connection with attempted murder after police officer hit by car

Police have charged a teenager in connection with the attempted murder of a police officer.

Detectives arrested an 18-year-old boy on Friday, following a collision that left a police officer injured. The officer was hit by a car after a routine stop in the Bathfield area for suspected road traffic offences, at around 4.15pm on Wednesday, January 11.

Police Scotland subsequently launched a manhunt, as part of their investigation into the incident.

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The 18-year-old teenager has now been charged in connection with the attempted murder. He is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday, January 23.

A police officer was injured after being hit by a car in the Bathfield area of Edinburgh.