Car hits wheelie bin thrown from bridge onto city bypass
A vehicle was damaged during the 'reckless and dangerous' incident in Edinburgh.
A car ploughed into a wheelie bin after it was pushed from a bridge onto the Edinburgh city bypass.
The bin fell from a bridge near Colinton around 8.25pm on Sunday, between the Dreghorn and Baberton junctions onto the A720.
A vehicle travelling west struck the bin and sustained minor damage before the road was cleared.
Those responsible for the incident are believed to have made off towards Torphin.
Police have said the incident could have had catastrophic consequences.
'This was an extremely reckless and dangerous act.'Sergeant Kieran Dougal
Sergeant Kieran Dougal from Oxgangs Police Station said: "Fortunately on this occasion no one was injured and the bin was quickly removed from the carriageway, however, this was an extremely reckless and dangerous act.
"I would remind people of the inherent dangers of throwing objects onto fast moving roads, especially from height and the potential catastrophic consequences this can have.
"I would ask anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area on Sunday night, or who knows who is responsible, to contact officers as soon as possible.
"Equally anyone with information that can assist with our inquiries is asked to contact us immediately."