Appeal after biker on stolen motorcycle fails to stop for police

Police are appealing for information to the incident that took place on Sunday in Edinburgh.

Information appeal after stolen motorcycle fails to stop for police officers in Edinburgh iStock

Police are appealing for information after a biker on a stolen motorcycle failed to stop for officers in Edinburgh.

The incident took place at around 12am on Sunday when the vehicle, described as a KTM motorcycle, was seen being driven along Leamington Terrace at speed.

Officers signalled for it to stop by but the driver continued to drive off down Gilmore Place, towards Viewforth.

The motorcycle was then driven along Dundee Street and towards Fountain Park, in the Fountainbridge area, down Drysdale Road and onto the West Approach Road.

It was last seen in the Gorgie Road area.

Extensive enquiries are ongoing to trace the driver, passenger and the vehicle.

The motorcycle’s driver and passenger are both described as wearing dark clothing and balaclavas.

The motorcycle had earlier been reported stolen from Spittle Street, between 7.30pm and 8.30pm last Monday.

Detective Sergeant Ross Dunn, of Drylaw Police Station, said: “Our enquiries to trace the driver and vehicle are ongoing.

“We believe the area would have been quite busy with members of the public and are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to get in touch.

“If you were in the area at the time, please think back and get in touch with us if you have any information which may be able to assist our investigation.

“From our CCTV enquiries, we believe a woman may have filmed the incident in the Fountainbridge area.

“I am particularly keen to speak with her and would ask her to contact officers as soon as possible.

“I would also ask anyone with dash-cam footage to come forward, you may have captured something which could assist us in our enquiries.”

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