Black taxi involved in Edinburgh city centre hit and run

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following a hit and run collision in the city centre. The incident happened around 4.20pm on Saturday 16th June on Princes Street, opposite the Next clothing store. A 41-year-old man was struck by a black cab, which failed to stop and drove off from the area. The victim sustained a serious injury to his ankle and was taken to hospital for treatment before later being released. Inquiries are ongoing to identify the taxi driver and anyone with information is asked to come forward. Sergeant Fraser Wood from Edinburgh's Road Policing Unit said: "This incident resulted in the taxi's nearside wing-mirror being broken off and so it is highly unlikely that the driver would be unaware they were involved in a collision. "We are keen to hear from members of the public who were on Princes Street at the time and witnessed what happened, or who can help us identify the person driving the taxi. "In addition, anyone with any further information relevant to this investigation is urged to contact police immediately."

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