Alleged bike thief hit by a bus as he tries to get away

A 42-year-old man was treated at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for minor injuries after being hit by a bus moments after allegedly stealing a bike

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A bike thief in Edinburgh was stopped in his tracks when he was hit by a bus, just moments after he stole a bike parked outside a shop.

The 42-year-old man was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, according to the Edinburgh News, where he was treated for minor injuries before being charged with the theft.

After allegedly stealing the bike, the man was hit by a bus on the corner of Nicholson Street and West Nicholson Street at around 11.10am

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A Police Scotland spokeswoman told the Edinburgh News: “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.

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

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