A police officer in Edinburgh was the target of a man driving a stolen Mercedes on Tuesday evening, resulting in the officer sustaining serious injuries. The car had previously been taken from the Gorgie Road area earlier that evening, with a 16-year-old boy still inside. This individual managed to escape before the crash took place in front of a Shell petrol station on Stenhouse Road at approximately 7:25 pm.

Several other cars were damaged as a result of the incident before the stolen car collided with a lamppost. A 27-year-old man was subsequently arrested and charged with various offences, including attempted murder, abduction, dangerous driving, and theft of a vehicle, among others.

The injured officer’s condition has been described as serious but not life-threatening, and he has been taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment. Police Scotland have stated that he and his family are receiving support.

The suspect is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, and police are urging any witnesses to the crash to come forward with information.

The incident has garnered a significant amount of attention, particularly in light of the increasing number of assaults on police officers around the world. Police have expressed concern about the trend and are urging people to respect law enforcement officers in the course of their duties

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