Lochend roundabout: Police car crashes through garden wall ‘during pursuit’

A police car has crashed through the garden wall of a home during a high-speed chase in Marionville, Edinburgh.

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 5:47 pm

Officers were initially pursuing a car after the driver failed to stop on London Road at around 3:45pm.

But the chase ended abruptly when the police car collided with another car at Lochend roundabout, before ploughing through a low garden wall on Marionville Avenue.

Dramatic photos taken of the crash show the badly damaged police car embedded in the wall, with bricks and rubble scattered across the ground.

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A blue Honda Civic with a damaged front bumper is also visible, having collided with the side of the police car.

Emergency services were called to the scene, but Police Scotland said there were no life threatening injuries.

A spokesperson for the force told the Evening News: "Police responded after a car failed to stop on London Road, Edinburgh around 3.45pm on Wednesday, 19 May, 2021.

It is understood that the roundabout linking Lochend Road, Lochend Drive, Marionville Road and Marionville Avenue is still open to traffic. (Pic: Contributed)

"A pursuit of the car began before the police vehicle collided with another car and a garden wall on Marionville Avenue, Edinburgh.

"Emergency services are in attendance and there does not appear to be any life threatening injuries. There were no injuries to any police officers.

"Enquiries are currently ongoing."

It is understood that Lochend roundabout, which connects Lochend Road, Lochend Drive, Marionville Road and Marionville Avenue is still open to traffic.

A police car has crashed through the garden wall of a home during a high-speed chase in Restalrig. (Credit: Dean Loughton)

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Dramatic photos taken at the scene show the badly damaged police car embedded in the wall, with bricks and rubble scattered across the ground. (Credit: Dean Loughton)