An appeal has been made to trace down two men after they fled the scene of a crash between a stolen vehicle and a police car.
A Grey VW Golf GTI failed to stop when signalled by officers on Edinburgh’s Whitehill Road at around 9.50am on Thursday.
The car had been reported stolen from Paisley Avenue just around an hour prior, at 8.40am.
The vehicle was pursued by officers and was stopped when a marked police car collided with it on the city’s London Road, beside Meadowbank retail park.
Bystanders at the scene said that an “axe” was seen inside the vehicle and police had “one man on the ground while others got away”.
Police confirmed that a 19-year-old man had been arrested and charged in connection with the incident and appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday.
Two other men, who were passengers in the car, left the scene and enquiries are ongoing to trace them.
The first has been described as white, in his late teens, of a skinny build and average height. He was wearing a black beanie hat with a black puffer-style jacket, grey cotton-type jogging bottoms and dark trainers.
The second has been described as white, in his late teens, of average height and build, and was wearing all-dark clothing.
Detective inspector George Calder said: “As part of our ongoing enquiries we are keen to speak to the passengers who were in this car.
“I am appealing to anyone who knows who they are or where they might be to get in touch.
“In addition, anyone with dash-cam or private CCTV that might show which direction they took after leaving the car in London Road is asked to speak with us.
“Anyone who can help is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 0835 of Thursday, October 13, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”