Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses after a hit and run collision. The incident happened around 5.40am on Saturday 1st June at Newhalls Road in South Queensferry during the Rat Race triathlon.

It was reported that a black BMW was involved in a collision with a parked silver Audi, causing it in turn to collide with another vehicle. The BMW then failed to wait for police to arrive. No one was injured. However, the Audi sustained damage to the bodywork.

Police believe a woman may have witnessed this incident and notified staff at the triathlon. She is asked to contact police immediately along with other people who witnessed the collision.

A police spokesman said:- “The area was very busy with participants and supporters of the Rat Race triathlon and we would like to appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident to come forward. The Audi suffered damage which may run into thousands of pounds.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, or make an anonymous report through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.