Fresh appeal after nine-year-old boy hit by car in Gilmerton

The incident happened on Hyvot Mill Drive.
The incident happened on Hyvot Mill Drive.

Police are issuing a fresh appeal for information following a hit and run which saw a schoolboy knocked off his bike in Gilmerton.

The incident happened around 8.40am on Thursday, March 16, on Hyvot Loan at junction with Hyvot Mill Drive, near Gilmerton Primary School.

A 9-year-old boy sustained minor injuries after his bike was involved in a collision with a car, which then failed to stop.

Inquiries have been ongoing and officers now believe the vehicle involved was a dark-coloured 08 or 09 Ford Focus with the registration plate containing either an V or Y in the first two letters.

The male driver is described as white, between 40 and 50-years-old with dark hair and wearing brown clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to come forward.

Constable Ross Halliday from the Road Policing Unit in Edinburgh said: “So far we have yet to trace the driver involved in this collision and the public may be able to play a vital role in assisting with this.

“Anyone who knows of someone matching the description of this motorist, with a Ford Focus or similar car that possibly sustained collision damage in March, should contact police immediately.

“I would also urge the driver to get in touch with us as soon as possible and assist with our inquiries.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.