Search warrants executed in hunt for hit and run driver

Search warrants executed in hunt for hit and run driver

Police in Edinburgh are continuing their enquiries following a serious road traffic collision on Ferry Road.

The incident happened on a pedestrian crossing on Ferry Road on Saturday 19th August.  A 10-year-old boy sustained serious injuries and continues to be treated in hospital.

Officers executed two search warrants in Granton Mill March and Wardieburn Place West on the evening of Sunday 20th August and during this time they detained and subsequently charged a 20-year-old man with an unconnected offence.

He is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Tuesday 22nd August.

Chief Inspector James Jones, Area Commander for Edinburgh North West, said: “I want to stress at this time that this arrest is not connected to the hit and run collision and that we still require the public’s assistance so we can bring the person responsible for this crime to justice.

“If you witnessed the incident take place, or if you have any information relevant to our ongoing investigation, then please contact police immediately.

“Your help could prove vital.

“I want to reassure local residents and the wider Edinburgh community that we are treating this matter with the utmost seriousness and will continue to conduct a thorough and professional investigation until the suspect is brought to account for their actions.”

Those with information can contact Edinburgh’s CID via 101 and quote incident number 3247 of the 19th August. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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