Another Drylaw motorcycle incident sees two pedestrians injured
Police are appealing for information in connection with motorcycle-related anti-social behaviour in areas across the Edinburgh yesterday. Drylaw, Milton Road, Portobello, Leith, the City Centre, Dalkeith Road and Craigmillar were all affected by a series of incidents which involved a large group of off-road bikers.
One incident which happened in Drylaw around 1.30pm resulted in a collision involving two pedestrians who were slightly injured as a result.
Police are aware of the public’s understandable concern. Chief Inspector Alan Carson of Edinburgh south west said: “We take this type of behaviour extremely seriously and will use all the resources at our disposal to tackle it. Unfortunately the message is not getting through to these individuals despite several fatalities and serious injuries in the past months and years.
“I understand how frustrated the public are over this type of dangerous behaviour and we are grateful for their patience. I urge anyone with information that can assist us to trace those responsible to call us.”
A meeting organised by West Pilton West Granton Community Council last week heard that motorcyle-related crime had lessened over recent weeks, in particular since the horrific hit and run incident (pictured) which resulted in the jailing of two local men last month. However there was also an expectation that incidents would increase as the weather improves, and sadly, those forecasts have proved correct.
Anyone with information that can assist officers with their inquiries is asked to contact them on 101 quoting incident number 1900 of 13th January.