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Man in court after police officer hit by car in Cowgate

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An Edinburgh man has appeared in court after a police officer was hit by a car while attempting to stop it driving through an Edinburgh street.

The male officer in his 50s was hit at about 03:20 on Saturday in the Cowgate, which is closed to vehicles between 10:00 and 05:00 for safety reasons.

Elliot Lees, 21, was charged with assaulting a police officer, dangerous driving and abusive behaviour.

He was also charged with drugs possession at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

He made no plea and was granted bail on Monday.

He is due to make a second appearance at a later date.

The officer sustained minor injuries and was treated by paramedics.

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