Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Boy, 13, injured in hit-and-run crash in Edinburgh

Main Street, Davidson's Mains
Image caption The hit-and run happened in Main Street, Davidson's Mains, at about 20:10 on Sunday

Police are hunting a hit-and-run driver whose car mounted a pavement in Edinburgh and knocked down a 13-year-old boy who was riding a scooter.

The incident took place in Main Street in Davidson's Mains at about 20:10 on Sunday.

The boy sustained minor injuries and was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.

The car was last seen heading towards Drylaw. Police Scotland have appealed for witnesses to the incident.

Hospital treatment

The vehicle is a dark-coloured people carrier type similar to a Citroen C4 hatchback.

Insp Chris Scobbie, of Police Scotland, said: "Fortunately, the boy was not more seriously injured as a result of this incident, but he still required treatment at hospital.

"The driver failed to stop and we are conducting local inquiries to trace this individual.

"We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time of the collision and who may have information relevant to this investigation.

"In addition, I would urge the driver to come forward as soon as possible."

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