A police investigation is underway after a young boy was struck by a motorbike on Ferry Road around 18.35 this evening.

The rider left the scene before the emergency services arrived and the boy was taken to hospital with serious leg and hip injuries.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police Scotland are appealing for information after an eight-year-old boy was struck by a motorbike which failed to stop at 18.35 on Saturday 19 August on Ferry Road.

“The boy was taken by ambulance to the Royal Hospital or Sick Children of Edinburgh with serious leg and hip injuries.

“Information at the time indicates that a number of motorcyclists were seen in the area driving in what can only be described as  a dangerous manner.

“Investigators have appealed for anyone with information to call 101 and quote incident number 3247.”