Man arrested after attempted murder of a police officer in Edinburgh

A man has been arrested in Edinburgh after the attempted murder of a police officer.

A man has been arrested in Edinburgh after the attempted murder of a police officer. A man has been arrested in Edinburgh after the attempted murder of a police officer.
A man has been arrested in Edinburgh after the attempted murder of a police officer.

A man has been arrested following the attempted murder of a police officer after an incident at a petrol station on Stenhouse Road in Edinburgh last night.

Around 7.25 pm on Tuesday, the 32-year old male officer was on foot when he was injured in an incident involving a stolen Mercedes. The car was reported stolen from the Gorgie Road area of the city around half an hour before, and a 16-year-old boy was a passenger in the car during the theft, and managed to exit the car a short time later, uninjured.

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The police officer was taken to hospital, with Police Scotland describing his injuries as serious but not life threatening. He has since been discharged.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with numerous charges, including attempted murder, theft of a motor vehicle, abduction, dangerous driving and other road traffic offences.

He is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday, 11 July, 2024.

Detective Inspector David McAlinden said: “This was a very serious incident and we are continuing to provide support to the officer and his family.

“I would like to thank members of the public for quickly coming to our colleague’s aid and for their assistance with our enquiries at the scene.

“We are aware that damage was done to several vehicles in the area during the incident and we would encourage any further witnesses, or anyone with information who have yet to speak with police, to please come forward.

“You can contact police on 101, quoting incident 2997 of 9 July, 2024. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.”

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