Hit and run suspect may have tried to torch Audi after striking man

The car had fled the scene in Lochend Park prior to police arrival.

Hit and run suspect may have tried to torch Audi car after striking man in Ediburgh’s Lochend Park Stephen Barnes via iStock

Police believe they may have found a car that knocked down a man in a hit and run in an Edinburgh park.

At around 8.15pm on Sunday, April 2, a 21-year-old was walking in Lochend Park when he was struck by a black Audi. 

Emergency services attended and took him to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment. 

The car had fled the scene prior to police arrival.

Later on, at around 8.45pm the same night, a black Audi was found on Maplewood Park, with evidence that someone had tried to set it alight. 

There were no reports of any injuries and the vehicle was uplifted. 

Officers believe this vehicle may be linked to the earlier incident.

Acting detective inspector Steven Gray from Gayfield CID said: “Our enquiries into both these incidents, which we believe are linked, are ongoing.

“We are appealing for anyone who witnessed the initial crash or a vehicle leaving the scene, who has not already spoken to us to get in touch. 

“I would also appeal to anyone with any information on the car in Maplewood Park or who has dash cam footage which may assist us to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 3398 of April 2, 2023. Alternatively, information can be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

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