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Police appeal after boy injured in Edinburgh hit and run

Queensferry Terrace
Image caption The hit-and-run happened on Queensferry Terrace near Queensferry Road

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following a hit and run incident in the capital.

A 13-year-old schoolboy was crossing the road in Queensferry Terrace early on Tuesday morning when he was involved in a collision with a blue car.

The boy fell to the ground before the driver of the car left the scene of the accident.

The schoolboy was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he was treated for a suspected broken leg.

Lothian and Borders Police said the car was medium-sized and blue.

Nearby buildings are being checked by officers to see if any CCTV captured the incident or the vehicle making off.

Meanwhile, the force is urging anyone who saw the collision to come forward.

A police spokesman said: "This schoolboy sustained a serious injury as a result of this collision and it is vital we trace the driver of the vehicle to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident.

"We would ask that they make contact with police immediately.

"The area around Queensferry Road and Queensferry Terrace would have been busy at the time with parents dropping their children off at nearby schools. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is also asked to get in touch."

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