Man arrested after ‘attempted murder’ of police officer at gas station

Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of police officer at gas station in Edinburgh.

The 32-year-old police officer was walking near the Shell car repair shop on Stenhouse Road on Tuesday when he was allegedly hit by a car.

He was seriously injured in a crash that happened at about 7:25 p.m., according to police, involving a stolen Mercedes GLE.

The officer was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and was later discharged.

The vehicle involved in the incident was stolen at around 7.05pm on Tuesday in the Gorgie Road area of ​​the city.

There was a 16-year-old passenger in the vehicle at the time of the theft, but he managed to get out of the car. He was not injured in the incident.

Police have confirmed a 27-year-old man has been arrested on a number of charges including attempted murder, theft of a motor vehicle, kidnapping, 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 continue to provide support to the officer and his family.

“I would like to thank members of the public for their quick response to assisting our colleague and assisting with the investigation at the scene.

“We are aware that a number of vehicles were damaged in the area during the incident and would encourage any witnesses or anyone with information who has not already spoken to police to come forward.

“You can contact the police on the following number: 101citing incident 2997 dated 9th July 2024. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.”

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