A woman has been charged with a number of motoring offences following what police describe as “a proactive stop of a vehicle” in the Drylaw area.

Road Policing Officers were on patrol supporting police in the area when they saw a Suzuki SX4 car pass them.

Inquiries quickly revealed the vehicle was stolen and so it was pulled over on West Granton Access.

The female driver was subsequently charged with a number of road traffic offences, including, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.

A small quantity of canabis was found within the car and the 24-year-old was also charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

She will appear in court at a later date.

Inspector Roger Park from the Road Policing Unit at Fettes said: “Road Policing Officers and local policing teams continue to have a high-visibility presence in the area following the hit and run incident over the weekend and as a result of our proactive patrols a stolen vehicle was observed and quickly stopped, leading to this arrest.

“We are committed to tackling the theft and criminal use of vehicles throughout the city and to ensuring our roads remain safe for everyone who uses them.

“Regular patrols and monitoring of Edinburgh’s road network will continue and anyone found to be committing a motoring offence of any sort will be appropriately dealt with.”