Police appeal following New Town hit and run

Police appeal following New Town hit and run

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following a hit and run in Edinburgh’s New Town.

The incident happened at around 4:10pm on Monday, December 5th, on Abercromby Place at its junction with Dundas Street.

A 73-year-old man was attempting to cross the road when he was struck by a silver-coloured saloon car, which then failed to stop.

It was last seen heading east along Abercromby Place before being lost from view.

The man sustained serious injuries and he was transported by ambulance to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where he remains in a stable condition.

Inquiries into this collision are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to come forward.

Sergeant Iain Blain of the Edinburgh Road Policing Unit said: “We are pursuing every line of inquiry in relation to this incident and we’re eager to trace the driver of this vehicle.

“I urge anyone who can help identify this person to contact police immediately.

“Similarly, if you were in the area of Abercromby Place on Monday afternoon and saw the silver coloured saloon vehicle then please get in

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101.

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