Car struck 'multiple people' in major incident in Edinburgh as cops lock down streets

By Kirsten McStay

A car struck 'four or five pedestrians' before being chased by police in a horror incident in Edinburgh.

Officers were called out in the early hours of Sunday morning amid a disturbance outside a nightclub on Frederick Street.

According to an eyewitness, four or five people were struck by a vehicle, which was pursued by cops before it came to a stop in Lothian Road.

Multiple emergency service vehicles remain at the scene this morning.

Police have shut sections of Rose Street, Frederick Street and Lothian Road.

A silver Ford Fiesta with missing wheels and a smashed windscreen is currently being examined by police in Lothian Road behind a cordon.

Cops remain on the scene (Alan Simpson)

The eyewitness said: "5 people injured when a car hit them on Frederick St, police chase ended on Lothian Road. Hope they all make a speedy recovery."

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 12.40am on Sunday, 12 September, we received reports of five pedestrians being hit by a vehicle on Rose Street near its junction with Frederick Street in Edinburgh.

“Two men aged 39 and 60-years old, and three women aged 37, 22 and 65, were taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment where they all remain in stable conditions.

“The vehicle did not stop at the scene and continued to Lothian Road where it was involved in a crash with a bus. No further people were injured.

“Officers arrested a 36-year-old man in connection with the incident. Enquires remain ongoing.

"Lothian Road remains closed up to the Western Approach junction."

Police examine the vehicle (Alan Simpson)

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