Teen charged over attempted murder after 'Audi driven at police officer'

A constable on a motorcycle was left injured after being hit by a car in the Bathfield area of Edinburgh.

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A teenager has been charged in connection with attempted murder after a police officer on a motorcycle was hit by a car in Edinburgh.

Police had flagged down a black Audi A1 on Ravenswood Avenue in connection with a suspected road traffic offence at around 4.50pm on Monday, January 9.

When officers tried to engage with the driver of the car, it sped away from the scene towards Walter Scott Avenue forcing one constable to jump out of the way.

Two days later, on Wednesday, January 11, the same Audi was seen by motorcycle officers in the Lindsay Road area of the city at around 4.15pm.

After they signalled it to stop in the Bathfield area, the driver allegedly headed directly for the officers, colliding and injuring one, before heading in the Granton direction.

Detectives, who are treating the incident as the attempted murder of the injured police motorcyclist, confirmed on Friday they had arrested an 18-year-old man.

On Saturday, a Police Scotland spokesperson said the man had been charged in connection with the attempted murder of a police officer.

He is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday, January 23.