Six people were injured after a four-vehicle collision in Midlothian which happened around 8.45pm last night on the A703, south of Leadburn.

Fire crews removed the roof of the car to free the person trapped inside and police officers closed the road.

The six people involved were all taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue service spokesman said: “(We were) called to reports of a road traffic collision at 8.45pm last night (Sunday February 5) on the A703 south of Leadburn junction.

“Two fire appliances attended the incident which involved four cars.

“Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to remove the roof of one of the cars to free a casualty trapped inside. The casualty was transported to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by ambulance.

“A further five casualties were also taken by ambulance to hospital for further assessment.

“Crews left the scene at 9.49pm.”