Man in court after police officer hit by car in the Cowgate

A MAN appeared in court today after a police officer was hit by a car while attempting to stop it driving through the Cowgate.

Tuesday, 13th August 2019, 4:00 pm
The officer was treated by paramedics

The male officer in his 50s was hit at about 3:20am on Saturday in the busy thoroughfare.

Elliot Lees, 21, was charged with assaulting a police officer, dangerous driving and abusive behaviour.

He was also charged with drugs possession at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

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Lees made no plea and was granted bail on Monday.

He is due to make a second appearance at a later date.

The officer was treated by paramedics for minor injuries.