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Suspected bike thief in Edinburgh caught after being hit by bus

Police Scotland say man who was treated for minor injuries arrested on suspicion of theft

A man in Edinburgh suspected of stealing a bike was arrested after he was hit by a bus as he tried to make off on the bicycle.

The incident happened at 11.10am today at the junction of Nicolson Street and West Nicolson Street, close to the University of Edinburgh, reports The Scotsman.

A man aged 42 was attended to by paramedics and then taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary to be treated for minor injuries.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland commented: “Police in Edinburgh were called to Nicolson Street following a report of a collision between a cyclist and a Lothian bus.

“The 42 year old man was conveyed to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for minor injuries and was subsequently charged with theft of the bike.

She added: “A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”

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