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Motorcyclist 'sped' from shooting scene near Edinburgh Airport

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Image caption The incident caused huge tailbacks on Tuesday morning as police carried out an investigation

Police investigating a shooting near Edinburgh Airport have appealed for information about a motorbike.

No one was injured when gunshots were fired at a house in Ratho Station, just off the main A8 road near the Newbridge roundaboutm, at about 21:30 on Monday.

Detectives want to trace the rider of a dark motorbike seen in the area.

It was sitting at the bus stop on the north side of the road shortly before the incident. It then took off at speed towards Edinburgh.

Det Ch Insp Stuart Houston said: "It is possible that this vehicle may also have travelled from the Gogar roundabout towards Newbridge roundabout a short time before the incident.

"I am keen to hear from anyone who may have seen a motorbike in that road or the surrounding side roads at that time, or if they were themselves the rider, to come forward as they may be able to assist by excluding themselves from the investigation.

"This incident has occurred on a busy main route and I am aware from our initial enquiries that there were a number of vehicles who passed this location travelling in both directions at the time."

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