Emergency services attended a collision earlier tonight involving a motorbike and a child on Ferry Road.
It’s understood that the driver and pillion passenger both made off following the collision.
A police helicopter was seen hovering above the collision, which occurred outside Drylaw Police Station.
Locals took to social media to complain about the amount of joyriders that have plagued the area over recent months.
The road remains closed on both directions.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said “Police Scotland are appealing for information after an eight-year-old boy was struck by a motorbike which failed to stop at 18:35 on Saturday 19 August on Ferry Road.
“The boy was taken by ambulance to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children of Edinburgh with serious leg and hip injuries.
“Information at this time indicates that a number of motorcyclists were seen in the area driving in what can only be described as a dangerous manner.”
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