Police appeal for information following hit and run in Midlothian

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Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses following a hit and run collision over the weekend.

The incident happened around 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 24 on Bogwood Road, Mayfield.

A silver or light blue people carrier mounted the kerb near to Easthouses Church and struck a 23-year-old man who was walking on the pavement.

The car then drove off towards Lawfield Road without stopping.

The victim sustained minor injuries to his knee and hip but did not require medical attention.

Sergeant Alan King from Dalkeith Police Station said: “Fortunately, the victim was not seriously hurt as a result of this incident and we are currently pursuing various lines of inquiry to trace the driver of the people-carrier.

“We believe there were a number of people waiting at the bus stop opposite David Scott Avenue at the time of the collision and they may have witnessed what happened. I would ask these individuals to contact police immediately.

“In addition, anyone with any further information relevant to this investigation should also get in touch.”

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