Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Police officers seriously injured in Edinburgh chase crash

Two police officers have been seriously injured after crashing while pursuing a stolen car in Edinburgh.

The police car hit a traffic island and three parked vehicles before landing in a garden in Drum Brae Drive at about 04:00.

The male and female officers suffered "various" injuries and are being treated at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

The officers were pursuing a black Mini at the time and police are appealing for information about the vehicle.

Ch Supt Mark Williams, Police Scotland divisional commander, said: "This collision resulted in serious injuries for the officers involved and it is testament to their skill and courage that it wasn't even worse.

"This incident also highlights the absolute recklessness and selfishness of these criminals, who have no concern for the safety of themselves or the public.

"We are focusing on finding those responsible as a priority and I would encourage anyone who remembers seeing this Mini, or who has any other information that can assist us in our investigations to track these individuals down, to get in touch immediately."

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